Cultivation

Utilizing high tech to bring native perennials to the marketplace

Within the ornamental sector, an ever-evolving environmental movement has resulted in the demand for more ecologically responsible plants and plant production techniques. The demand for low-maintenance, drought resistant, low-input plants has converged with the trend to the use of more natives and…

CAN (ON): Experimental garden at U of T Mississauga explores how plants will adapt to climate change

An unusual garden at U of T Mississauga is drawing inquiries from curious passers-by. The green lawn between Alumni House and Mississauga Road has been covered with black landscape fabric and dotted with more than 450 white clover plants. The plants originate from seeds collected from more than 100…

Tips for growing the tough poinsettia crop

Poinsettia is a tough crop to grow, so how to be successful? In several articles, Premier Tech Horticulture shares tips how to grow poinsettias as well as how to recognize root diseases and how to prevent them. Premier Techwww.premiertech.com

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Stakeholder needs relevant to indoor propagation

There are economic and knowledge-based challenges that must be addressed for indoor farms to be viable in the United States despite their potential benefits. A mixed-methods…

Bulb size interacts with lifting term in determining the quality of narcissus poeticus L. propagation material

Geophytes are an increasingly widely used group of plants. Its high biodiversity, however, significantly impacts the cultivation process. Therefore, every new insight into the behavioral aspects of each single species is crucial for production. This study, for the first time, aims at contributing to a…

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Impact of winter cover crop usage in soilborne disease suppressiveness in woody ornamental production system

Diseases caused by soilborne pathogens are a major limitation to field grown nursery production. The application of cover crops for soilborne disease management has not been widely investigated in a woody ornamental nursery production system. The objective of a new study was to explore the impact of…

AR glasses tell if gerbera can be harvested

Walk into a greenhouse and let your glasses tell all about the plant you are currently looking at. It is possible with the correct application of augmented reality (AR). The Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research and a number of entrepreneurs are investigating which…

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India: Micro irrigation of flower crops under protected conditions

Flowers have always been an integral part of Indian culture and society. With globalization and free market economy, floriculture has attained an industrial status and has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. However, this sector is still in a nascent stage of development and accounts for a…

Case Studies

Italy: The effects of Helkon Ionized Water on plant growth

Italian supplier Helkon is presenting the effects of The Helkon Water Ionization Technology, an eco-friendly solution for the physical (not chemical, chemical-physical nor electrochemical) treatment of water for a broad range of applications. In this article, you can learn more about the technology and…

Genotype × light quality Interaction on rose architecture

Plant shape, and thereby plant architecture, is a major component of the visual quality of ornamental plants. Plant architecture results from growth and branching processes and is dependent on genetic and environmental factors such as light quality. The effects of genotype and light quality and their…

A plant pathologist’s view

Growing impatiens more safely

One important lesson that we’ve learned together as an industry is how to manage bacterial blight disease of geraniums. We’ve figured out that exquisitely careful sanitation procedures are critical at the upper levels of production, with constant checking for any breaches in safety measures. We’ve learned that growers should…

Garden Mums – 2020 production and protection tips

Summer is in full swing, and so too are garden mums. Although generally an easy crop, there are several tweaks you can make to help save headaches and money. This post has information to help you optimize your irrigation, fertilizer and pest management programs in garden mums. This post was contributed…

3 tips for growing with high outside temperatures

In the coming days, temperatures will rise to 32 degrees Celsius in the Netherlands. What does this mean for growers and how can they respond to this to ensure that the crop remains stress free?  With the rise in temperature, the radiation level also rises. Radiation is the driving force of photosynthesis…

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Yields, calorific value and chemical properties of cup plant Silphium perfoliatum L. biomass

Silphium perfoliatum L. (Silphium) is one of the most promising perennial herbaceous plants, mainly due to its high biomass yield and multiple uses. It can be grown as a fodder, ornamentally, for energy (mainly as a biogas source), and as a honey crop (source of nectar and pollen for pollinators).…

Ohio State University

Growth promotion by bacteria-based biostimulants

The most common active ingredients in biostimulants are beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). These fungi and bacteria can increase the availability of essential macro and micronutrients that would otherwise be leached from the container. Increasing nutrient uptake and use efficiency improves…

Friendly fungi benefits 80% of all plant species

Mycorrhizae are beneficial soil organisms used in all kinds of horticulture to help maximize plant performance. The company Mycorrhizal Applications produces and researches commercial mycorrhizae. The company has 25 years of experience helping growers of all kinds adopt this symbiotic technology.  With all…

Jan Vrins, Bilancia, starts writing basic horticulture courses again:

"The amount of experienced growers abroad does not keep pace with new projects"

The foreign demand for knowledge and skills in horticulture is enormous. Increasingly, this knowledge and expertise has turned out to be a key factor in running a project well. And rightly so: there are greenhouses that are empty because the cultivation or organization was so bad that it turned out not to be profitable, says Jan Vrins of Bilancia Horticulture Projects…

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Indian scientists evaluate gerbera cultivars

Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii L.), a high-value cut flower of the family Asteraceae is used as fresh and dry flower, aesthetic decoration, making of bouquet with high demand in the domestic as well as export market. In topical and sub-tropical environment it is grown under protected cultivation. An…

University of Hawai'i

US (HI): Master’s thesis project investigates anthurium propagation

What’s better than one elegant, bright, sassy anthurium? Lots of them! But how’s the best way to propagate this iconic Hawai‘i plant? Find out more Friday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. at Jaclyn Nicole Uy’s defense of her MS thesis, “Rapid In Vitro Multiplication of Anthurium Using a Temporary Immersion System…

OHP offers Garden Mums Solutions Guide

Summer is here, which means it is also time to start mum production. OHP has many tools that can help a grower with the potential issues they may run into during the growing…

Handling hot poinsettia cuttings

In this video, Ball Tech On Demand moderator Bill Calkins is joined by James Doukas, Territory Manager for Ball FloraPlant and Selecta One sharing timely information for growers handling poinsettia cuttings that have heated up in transport. They discuss best practices when receiving cuttings, checking temperatures and…

Smart sensor for measuring plant nitrogen status of floriculture crops

Plant nitrogen (N) content affects the growth and quality of floriculture crops. The deficiency of N causes leaf yellowing and stunted growth. In many floriculture crop species, leaf yellowing is usually seen in the older leaves. However, this may not be the case in all species (see Fig. 1). Excess N…

"These liners can benefit both large and small growers"

“Time is money,” says Brian Bourdon, Operation Manager of Offsites & Crop Supply Chain at Four Star. “That’s why Supernova Liners can benefit both large and small growers.” Supernova Liners were developed more than 20 years ago in cooperation with researchers at Michigan State University to ensure that…

What makes a fertilizer high-grade?

Quality is highly important to Prayon, a fertilizer producer. More fertilizers have been sold than in recent years, so it is important to keep stock and quality at a high…

Hort Americas

Mastering ornamentals in a controlled environment

A new Hort Americas video takes a look at growing ornamentals in a controlled environment such as a greenhouse. Orchids and other ornamentals can all be grown in greenhouses with LED grow lights for great results. Technical expert M. S. Karla Garcia discusses the details. For more information:Hort Americashortamericas.com

e-GRO puts spotlight on nutritional monitoring

In their latest alert, e-GRO is highlighting bougainvillea, coleus, crossandra, delphinium, ipomoea, mini-pot rose, and pentas production. Seven new nutrient monitoring…


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