June 2016

Becoming Certified Organic — It’s Not as Hard as You Think

The organic movement is mainstream and here to stay.

Change Creates Opportunities

Our industry is going through major changes year after year, and while these changes can be challenging to keep up with, I see them as presenting major opportunities for our industry’s sustainabilit... more

Culture Report: Salvia Grandstand Series

This vegetative series of Salvia splendens boasts long-blooming, full flowers on easy-to-ship compact plants.

Investing in Controls

Making wise choices seems like the best way to reach our end goals. Knowing which choices are wise today is pretty straightforward, but choosing something that will be wise in the years to come is ver... more

Juvenility in Perennials

Plants have two general phases of development, a vegetative phase and a flowering phase. The vegetative phase is sometimes referred to as the juvenile phase, which is a period of time when plants are ... more

Nothing Ancient About Production in Antigua

Dümmen Orange extensively renovated one of its farms in Guatemala to create a comprehensive facility aimed at raising the bar for perennials.

Perennial Solutions: Phlox ‘Opening Act Blush’

This new hybrid begins flowering in early summer and is a great addition to the landscape with its appealing garden presence.

Potential of LEDs Expected to Extend Well Beyond Production

LEDs could be used to enhance the flavor, nutrients, colors and postharvest life of both controlled environment and field-grown crops.

Trending from the Golden State

The annual California Spring Trials is certainly no longer just about plant comparisons. Merchandising, packaging and consumer trends are just as important at the multiple exhibits. Here’s a snapshot of some of the concepts on display this year.

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