Happily (to me), our industry has become more consumer focused with each passing year. Individual firms and the industry as a whole continue to evolve from a production emphasis to a marketing emphasi... more
With outstanding flower power, tidy habit and excellent vigor, this new series will deliver high-quality plants that will fly off store benches.
Question: What is the difference between azadirachtin and neem?
Answer: Neem is not a single substance but is a general term for both azadirachtin and neem oil, which are derived from the neem tree... more
It is universally understood and accepted that to have and maintain a controlled growing environment, the plants must be inside a structure that is enclosed and covered. This article attempts to deal ... more
Studies show that plasma lighting has great potential in producing high-quality plants at a lower operating cost.
It's a bit naive to write an article on successful production of seedlings in just one page, but for inexperienced growers it's easy to overlook some critical aspects that can lead to failure. Altho... more
Does it seem like every time you turn around, you are hearing about a new disease, insect or weed? The better our diagnostics are, the more things we find. It is also common that new plant genera or s... more
At the University of California (UC), Riverside, research is being conducted to evaluate water and nutrient requirements of ornamental and floriculture crops as influenced by plant type, fertilizer ty... more
This new intergeneric hybrid is a tough plant guaranteed to ensure consumer success.
Imagine planting a crop, moving it into the greenhouse and knowing exactly where every plant is located right down to where it is on the bench. Even if the plants have to be moved to another bench or ... more
Did you ever wish you had a time machine that would take you into the future so you could find out what the horticulture industry will look like in the years to come? Are you curious to see how grower... more