February 2017

An Integrated Marketing Campaign

Today, marketers in our industry have more choices than ever about how and where to promote or advertise plants at the retail level. In addition to traditional methods, such as print advertising and d... more

Culture Report: Heuchera Northern Exposure Series

This tissue-cultured series of heuchera boasts extremely hardy, rust-resistant, mounding plants with richly colored, rounded leaves under lovely inflorescences.

Downy Mildew: Conditions and Controls

When battling disease issues in your greenhouse, you must ask yourself these imperative questions to overcome downy mildew.

Effects of Blue Light on Plants

Blue light is usually referred to as radiation with wavelengths between 400 and 500 nm. This waveband is within the visible spectrum, has relatively high energy, and has pronounced effects on plant gr... more

Funding the Industry’s Future Health

In December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it would be allocating approximately $58 million to support 513 projects with partne... more

Impressive Bidens, Calendula, Salvia and More from Kientzler

New outstanding genetics have recently been brought to the North American market and are now aKvailable as unrooted cuttings.

New Poinsettia Cultivar Performance

While the pace of new introductions has slowed this year, the performance and quality exhibited at the 2016 trials were strong.

Outreach Education: Universities Adapt to a Changing Landscape and New Audience

State Extension programs have changed dramatically over the years. So, how can growers adapt and continue to solve production problems in the future?

Proactive vs. Reactive

OK ... which category do you fall under? Which category does the business you work for fall under? When a situation arises and you find yourself at a crossroads, which one would you prefer to be in? U... more

Propagating and Finishing Seven Common Vegetative Annuals

The A to Z for growing some of your most popular crops.

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