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Fertilizers


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.....

Common root diseases of Chrysanthemums

Nicknamed “mums”, chrysanthemums are one of fall’s quintessential flowers. Chrysanthemums are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Some of them are more suited for cut flower production and others for outdoor planting.Mums in many parts of the world have special cultural and spiritual.....

10 must-know growing media facts

There are some common questions or issues growers have concerning their soil. Two experts from Premier Tech Horticulture explain the top 10 things you need to know.1. Use growing media shortly after blending or delivery. Growing media does not go bad, but changes do occur with aged product. Changes include.....

The challenges of fertilizing poinsettias

Poinsettias are a beautiful crop grown for the Christmas season. It is a longer crop than most grown in the greenhouse, so it can come with additional challenges. One of these challenges is fertilization. Below are guidelines on the important elements that poinsettias need as well as application rates.....

UK: Sell out first Hort Science Live event

Created by ICL and Bayer, the first Hort Science Live event proved to be a sell-out with over 80 hardy nursery stock growers attending from across the country. Hosted by the Bransford Webbs Plant Company (Ornamental Grower of the Year 2016) in Worcestershire, the event was run in association with the.....

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.....

Improve water and nutrient management with Retain

RainSoil debuts new substrate enhancer at Cultivate

Growers in North America can now rely on Retain substrate enhancer to help them with water- and nutrient management in a wide variety of crops. “Retain is a dry-granular superabsorbent polymer additive intended for both water and nutrient retention and release in soil and soilless media,” explains Dr. Johann.....

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US: RainSoil debuts natural silicon-based liquid soil amendment

Greenhouse and nursery growers now have the ability to easily incorporate root-building silicon into their production programs with the introduction of Sitality™ L, the new natural silicon-based liquid soil amendment from RainSoil.“Silicon is a beneficial plant nutrient widely recognized for its ability to.....

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.....

Plant-Prod to showcase new Duo-Tote at Cultivate’17

On July 15-18 Plant-Prod will be in Columbus, Ohio for the Cultivate’17 trade show. They will be showing the new Plantex by Plant-Prod Duo-Tote which is a new bulk packaging format for pre-mixed plant nutrition formulations. It is suitable for larger growers and is quicker and easier to use than bags, giving.....