February 2022

A Return to Spring for CAST

The 2022 edition of California Spring Trials is set to take place at the end of March.

All Star Begonias

These begonia selections for the 2021 trials were colorful and resilient.

Blue Light as a PGR

Plant growth retardants (PGRs) are commonly applied to floriculture crops, both during propagation and the growing out (finishing) phase. When properly used, PGRs are a safe and effective way to inhib... more

Culture Report: Calibrachoa Cha-Cha Series

The Cha-Cha series is the uniform, large-mounded calibrachoa you’re looking for in big basket displays.

Dr. Bugs: Managing Aphid Populations

Question: Aphids are always a problem early in the growing season. Can you provide information on how to manage aphid populations?

Duets: Hydroponic Growing Systems for Small Growers

Today's guest is Paul Brentlinger, second-generation owner of CropKing Inc. in Lodi, Ohio. Paul has over 20 years of experience working with controlled environment agriculture (CEA) growers and has st... more

Maximizing Irrigation Efficiency

Here are some of the key considerations to optimizing the efficiency of an irrigation system.

Phenomenal Phlox

This year the National Garden Bureau has selected phlox as its perennial pick for its “Year of ...” program. Read on to learn how growers can take advantage of this variety.

Plant Sales in the Time of COVID

While COVID-19 raged and folks were quarantined at home, the world around us changed quickly. Gone were the days of going out for meals, casual shopping and visiting with friends face to face. Many of... more

Poinsettia Picks For ‘22

The 2021 poinsettia trial season produced some outstanding new varieties that you may want to consider adding to your benches for the 2022 holiday season.

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