November 2013

Crop Culture Report: Eucomis Aloha Lily Series

Demand for this spectacular plant is on the rise. New varieties continue to excite growers, retailers and consumers alike.

Flowering of Petunia at Low Temperatures

Most petunias are facultative long-day plants, since they flower earlier when grown under long days compared to short days. Early-season petunias are grown when the natural days are still short, so gr... more

Intraguild Predation: Disruption of Biological Control?

Biological control is a pest management strategy that involves the use of natural enemies such as parasitoids, predators or pathogens to control pest populations, including insects and mites. It is im... more

Mum is (Not) the Word

All around us, the world is changing. From fashion to hair color and gardens to gifts, excitement and vitality is on everyone’s wish list. When Syngenta Flowers Inc. started planning for the next bi... more

Perennial Solutions: Heliopsis ‘Sunburst’

This variety combines variegated foliage with a brilliant display of golden yellow blooms.

Sanitation, Sanitation, Sanitation

It may sound simple, but the highest quality plants are first achieved from maintaining a clean growing environment. And no matter how clean you are, there may be room for improvement.

Spacing: A Case Study

Ken and Deena Altman began their plant collection in 1975 in their Los Angeles backyard. What started out as an innocent hobby, based on an avid interest in plants, slowly transformed itself into a wh... more

The Forgotten Patent

While plant patents provide protection for plants, there are very important factors that can create havoc for plant breeders here and abroad.

The Quest for the Class of 2014

I think it is pretty safe to say that most people in the horticulture industry know that this business is made up of a plethora of creative, compassionate and innovative individuals. As long as grower... more

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