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Oxygenation techniques in hydroponic pelargonium

Pelargonium tomentosum Jacq.; the peppermint-scented pelargonium, is an herbaceous groundcover indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. Volatile oils are produced by this plant, which are used in the fragrance industry. Studies on other Pelargonium species have shown chlorophyll content may affect the.....

How to prevent hibiscus stem breakage

The goal of every greenhouse grower is to produce a high-quality crop that is compact, well branched and in flower. In some instances, greenhouse crops may not be considered “high quality,” most likely due to constraints such as space and time or sub-optimal environmental conditions. Consistently,.....

Dutch Statistics: floriculture shrinkage speeds up

The Dutch greenhouse area has decreased to 8,960 hectares. This makes the area lower than ever. This decrease is fully due to the Dutch floriculture, which decreased by 300 ha, compared to last year, and is now on 3520 hectares. The area of vegetables under glass is about to reach the record level of.....

PGRs on perennials: Agastache spp.

Another group of herbaceous perennials that attract the hummingbirds is Agastache spp. Popular Agastache flowers come in a variety of species and cultivars that are commonly called the giant hyssops or hummingbird mints. And regardless of the color, these tubular flowers held high on the plant are great at.....

Chinese astronauts use the WET Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

Delta-T Devices announces that their multi-parameter WET Sensor has been used by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab.Tiangong-2, whose name means "Heavenly Palace", was launched on 15th Sept 2016, and is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test the life support technologies needed to.....

US (CA): Marijuana to replace flowers?

It’s the Gold Rush all over again in California, except this time the prize is cannabis. With the passage of Proposition 64, passed by the California state legislature in November 2016, speculators have invaded California at a speed similar to whiteflies on gerberas. Prop. 64 legalizes adult recreational use.....
August 10th

Oasis Grower Solutions hosts free “GrowPro” webinar

Oasis Grower Solutions is hosting a free “GrowPro” webinar for those interested in improving their plant growing techniques.The “GrowPro” webinar will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. PST. Reservations, which are limited, can be made at:.....

More efficient Gypsophila cultivation with Fibre-Neth plug

At the beginning of this month, Van der Knaap paid a visit to Kolster in Boskoop. After a busy season they are again full of new plans. "We are always looking for unique varieties, products and markets. We have extensive knowledge in this area, which enables us to optimally advise our customers," says Wouter.....

Preventing premature budding in mums

Premature budding in mums is a common problem that many mum growers see from time to time. There can be several causes to this problem and it can involve an entire crop coming into flower early or it is scattered within a crop. In some cases, there is inconsistent, premature budding that occurs within.....

NL: "Ekote makes additional fertilizing during the growth process unnecessary"

Plant grower Fokke de Boer talks about his experiences with Ekote Controlled Release Fertilizers in cultivating plants and flowers. The Dutch grower cultivates a range of different flowers and plants like Petunias, Lobellias, Bacopas and Glechomas. “Ekote enables me to spend more time on my company and.....

AU: Nursery growers encouraged to help address data gaps

Calls are underway for a first of its kind survey of Australian nurseries, with growers being encouraged to participate to help benchmark the performance of nursery businesses and effectively position the industry for the future.The survey is being managed by independent research agency, Down to Earth.....

Turkey: Centuries-old tradition of rose cultivation continues in Isparta

The rose harvest in Turkey's southern Isparta province, known as the "rose garden of the world," took place earlier last week, with the colorful roses grown by local farmers blanketing the entire city in the continuation of a botanical tradition to produce some of the world's most beautiful roses, which has.....

Reasons to love an LA Hybrid

Sun Valley has put together a list of reasons to love the LA Hybrid lily. Read on to find out what they say makes this flower special.PerformanceLA Hybrids get their resiliency from their Longiflorum side -- this means they have a thicker petal texture, making them some of the most durable and long-lasting.....

Fertilizing mums with water soluble fertilizer

Have you ever considered how much food a person eats from infant to mature adult? Babies and young children eat very little food. As they enter the teen years, food consumption greatly increases as their growth and development are most rapid. Then as adults, food consumption decreases (or should decrease) as.....