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.
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.
Published on March 14, 2018
There are many potential causes to flower bud abortion, including pests, environmental factors, and cultural factors.
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.
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.
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).
Published on December 18, 2011
Exploring the deep history and transformative use of poinsettia.
Published on December 18, 2010
Exploring the opportunity to evolve poinsettias trees into more than our standard winter holiday tabletop plant.
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.
Published on December 18, 2008
A in depth look at Rainbow Roses and how they are made.