How to produce poor-quality floriculture crops
Published on September 11, 2020
Sometimes growers unknowingly follow practices that can contribute to, or directly cause, a reduction in crop quality. While there can be some tradeoffs between crop quality and crop timing and/or input costs, these practices should be avoided.
Using Data Loggers in the Greenhouse
Published on April 6, 2018
Most growers do not have extensive environmental control systems that keep historical records of the greenhouse conditions. In these cases, you will find that using a data logger will allow you to easily see past and present environmental data.
Causes of flower bud abortion
Published on March 14, 2018
There are many potential causes to flower bud abortion, including pests, environmental factors, and cultural factors.
Keeping in Front of the Curve: pH and EC Monitoring
Published on January 12, 2018
In-house monitoring of the growing substrate pH and EC will help to avoid nutrient disorders and shrinkage. Setting up a monitoring system is easy and the steps are highlighted in this article.
Increasing height of chrysanthemum with PGR drenches
Published on July 10, 2017
Results are presented for an experiment in which we compared the efficacy of spray versus drench applications of a plant growth regulator (PGR) at increasing plant height of potted chrysanthemum plants.
Temperature on chyrsanthemum
Published on July 17, 2013
Once flower buds are visible, adjusting the growing temperature has little or no impact on time to flower unless plants are held at low temperatures (50° F or less).
The Poinsettia: history and transformation
Published on December 18, 2011
Exploring the deep history and transformative use of poinsettia.
The potential of poinsettia trees
Published on December 18, 2010
Exploring the opportunity to evolve poinsettias trees into more than our standard winter holiday tabletop plant.
Energy-efficient poinsettia production
Published on August 8, 2009
As fuel prices continue to soar, finding ways to limit energy consumption in the production process of poinsettia has never been more important.
Gilding the lilies: Rainbow roses and confetti poinsettias
Published on December 18, 2008
A in depth look at Rainbow Roses and how they are made.