December 2019

Chat Room — December 2019

This month, we asked readers about biological controls, transportation costs and efficiencies, and dahlia production. Click on the PDF below to read what they had to say.... more

Culture Report: Verbena Vanessa Series

Big, bold, season-long color is made easier with this top-performing verbena.

Dazzling Dahlias

Adored for their exciting shapes and stunning colors, dahlias continue to be a top seller in the marketplace.

How Much Supplemental Lighting Do You Need?

From October to March, the daily light integral (DLI) can be a limiting factor in the production of greenhouse crops, particularly in the northern half of the U.S. and in Canada. Because the DLI is an... more

Is That for Fun or Is That Your Job?

“I see your Instagram posts of plants, flower, vegetables, people, food, travel … is that for fun or is that your job?” This question comes from both people I’ve known for a long time and just... more

Let’s Talk Tropical Foliage Vines

Encompassing a variety of leaf sizes, shapes and colors, tropical vines are a versatile crop that can be used in baskets, combinations, holiday bowls and more.

Managing Product Assortment Shrink: New Genetics vs. Time-Tested Varieties

Joining me this month is Will Healy, senior technical and research manager for Ball Horticultural Co., where he has worked for the last 28 years. Prior to joining Ball, Will was the state floriculture... more

New Biopesticides for Greenhouse Crops

Are you seeking biological controls to protect your plants? These four new products are worth trying out.

Tackling Transportation Efficiency

Going into 2020, how can growers address logistical challenges affecting their businesses?

Using a PGR to Rescue Plants from a PGR

How can a proven PGR kick start plants and save crops from overapplication?

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