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"Malfunctioning fertilizer injectors can compromise your spring crop"

A frantic call from a grower late last week reminds me to encourage all growers to check their fertilizer injectors before entering the hectic spring growing season. A malfunctioning injector can add on weeks to your production schedule, reduce crop quality, or even “kill” your plants. While this may seem.....

Petunias yellow? It may not be iron deficiency

Most growers have seen yellowing in the new growth of their petunias, calibrachoa and other crops.If the symptoms appear as interveinal chlorosis (yellow leaves and green veins) of the new growth or if the symptoms progress to the point that the leaves turn completely yellow or white, this is often due to.....

UK: Solufeed opens new webshop

Solufeed first dipped their toe into the waters of e-commerce some 3 years ago when their first web shop was opened. Despite modest offerings and restrained technical capability, the shop has demonstrated significant growth year on year.The experience has thus provided an ideal platform from which to launch.....

Premier Tech Horticulture opens new US facility

Premier Tech Horticulture announces the opening of a new production facility located in Mattaponi, Virginia.This facility now produces new PRO-MIX bark-based growing media products for both professional growers and retail markets.For commercial greenhouses and nursery growers, we offer a choice of three.....

Colombia: Liquid fertilizers enriched with soil activator

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, developer and manufacturer of microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and mining, announces that distribution partner Brenntag Colombia is now adding Earth Alive’s Soil Activator biofertilizer to enhance the efficacy of its liquid fertilizer.....

"Watch out with low phosphorus fertilization"

The importance of phosphorus in horticulture has changed throughout the years. Prior to the use of soilless media, field soil was used to grow potted plants. Phosphorus application rates were high because phosphorus becomes immobile in soil as it easily binds to the cation exchange sites on soil particles.....

Dosatron offers free fertilizer to garden center customers

Dosatron International introduces the Free Fertilizer Panel for Garden Centers.“Offering free fertilizer to customers at a garden center is a great way to increase customer traffic,” explains Lela Kelly, Dosatron’s Vice President, and Horticulture Specialist. “It’s easy to set up with Dosatron’s Free.....

"Your roses deserve good food onboard"

VIDEO It is Valentine's Day and the majority of the roses have probably traveled many miles to be on time at the flower shop. In this less than two-minute video below, UFO Supplies shows the journey of red roses from Quito, Ecuador, to the FloraHolland auction in the Netherlands, ending up in a flower shop in.....

Post-planting tips to minimize root diseases

It is important to ensure that the growing environment for any crop is as free of pathogens as possible. It is a good start to sanitize greenhouses or the nursery and make sure the environment does not support pathogen growth. Once a crop has been planted, there are additional techniques that can be used to.....

Olij Breeding Ecuador adopts Earth Alive Soil Activator

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a Canadian Clean-Tech company, developer and manufacturer of microbial technology-based products for sustainable agriculture and mining, reports that Olij Breeding Ecuador has adopted the company’s microbial biofertilzer, Soil Activator, as part of their core rose production.....