December 2018

Culture Report: Rex Begonia Shadow King Series

The first true series of Rex begonias brings consistency, ease of care and vivid colors to the market for year-round sales — from spring to the holidays.

Darwin Perennials’ Trial Performance: 2019 Introductions

With an increased focus of perennial breeding, these new varieties stood out in trials north and south this summer.

Dealing with Humidity in the Greenhouse

Addressing this quality control challenge in a cost-effective way is critical. Begin with structure awareness, proper irrigation and use of environmental systems.

DLC Requirements for LED Fixtures

In October 2018, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) published the requirements for testing and reporting horticultural lighting fixtures that contain light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This is important for... more

Generation What?

Agriculture/farming has always shifted from generation to generation. The changing face of this industry has accelerated dramatically over the past 100 years. Even in our part of this industry we’ve... more

Generation Z: The Last Shall Be First

How can you prepare your business for the fastest growing generation of employees and customers?

Learning from the Consumer

Since we launched GrowIt! in the spring of 2014, one of our main directives has been to find a way to provide consumer insight back to the industry. The entire app first started as a way to see what p... more

Let’s Talk Combo Pots

As combinations grow in popularity, consider using tropicals in your mixes.

Silicon Nutrition: Misconceptions and Advancing Knowledge

Joining me is Wendy Zellner, research associate professor at the University of Toledo. Wendy received her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo in 2012 with a focus in cellular and molecular biology. Sh... more

What Are Pesticide Metabolites?

Question: I oftentimes hear about metabolites of pesticides. What are metabolites and what is their function in killing insect and mite pests? Answer: A metabolite is a compound or substance formed... more

Winners Circle

Whether admired for their beauty or esteemed for their strength, these award-winning varieties deserve your attention.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.