June 2023

Chat Room — June 2023

Each month, we send out a survey to our readers on a variety of topics and report the results here. Chat Room is a perfect venue to get to know your peers and where you stand on different issues affecting the industry.

Culture Report: Sorghastrum ‘Golden Sunset’

A bright new Indiangrass that shines for its earliness.

Duets: Biostimulants — Learning to leverage the biological world

[caption id="attachment_89377" align="alignleft" width="214"] Allison Jack[/caption] My guest today is Allison Jack, Ph.D., product technical director at NewLeaf Symbiotics based in St. Louis, Miss... more

Editor’s Letter: Spring happenings

It’s finally warming up in the northern parts of the U.S., and growers have been working hard through the spring season to provide retailers with new introductions for 2023 and old favorites too. Gr... more

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Oils, myth & magic

Horticultural mineral oils (HMO) have been on the market for over 100 years. Early oil formulations were heavy and contained volatiles that were often phytotoxic. Over time, the quality of oil product... more

Keys to efficient potting and transplanting

Organizing and mechanizing the potting/transplanting operation can increase production and decrease the number of workers needed.

Taking on trends at CAST 2023

New combinations, bright colors and better growth habits were found at many California Spring Trials stops this year.

The pitchfork method

Biological control can be most effective when using several biological control agents against one particular pest problem and its life stages.

Vaughn’s View: Colorful and vibrant annual introductions for 2024 – Part 2

The Costa Farms Season Premiere trial showcases plenty of introductions with new series colors, improved habits and dense flower canopies.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.