June 2014

Brick & Mortar & Glass Shoppers

It's kind of hard to believe but the World Wide Web is almost 25 years old already. I'm sure when Tim Berners-Lee wrote his original proposal for a computer database and software project back ... more

Crop Culture Report: Sedum Touchdown Series

Sedum have come a long way. In the not-too-distant past, we had sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, which had many devotees, but had annoying habits, like falling apart. The Touchdown series of sedum redefine, ... more

Disease Discussions: Rotation Vs. Tank Mixing

ARC: Resistance management is becoming more important daily as our fungicides are more targeted than they used to be. It is easy to tell a grower to rotate to help keep resistance from developing. I ... more

LEDs vs. HPS Lamps: A Reality Check

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are perceived as the hottest technology in controlled-environment crop production and certainly their future is bright. A recent study by ReportsnReports estimated the LED... more

Perennial Solutions: Agastache Acapulco Deluxe Series

The leaves and flowers of this Mexican hyssop add a sweet licorice aroma to the landscape or patio containers.

Summer Production of Specialty Cut Flowers in High Tunnels

Consumer demand for high-quality, locally produced cut flowers is on the rise. What can you do to successfully produce marketable specialty cuts?

Taking a Proactive Approach to Water Conservation

Pacific Plug & Liner (PP&L) in Watsonville, Calif., recently completed the installation of a water reclamation system for its 15-acre outdoor production area. Although primarily a young plant producer... more

Trends Full of Habit & Vigor

They say trends start on the coast and work their way inward. If that's true, we have several noteworthy trends from this year's California Spring Trials that are sure to end up in one of your... more

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