Flowers
The major production decisions for the poinsettia crop should have been made between propagation and the start of short days.
Use a combination of good cultural practices, regular monitoring  and early intervention with biologicals
As mentioned in Part One in this series, the main business of plants we grow for our sustenance is to take carbon dioxide from the air
I have often wondered whether growers truly understand the real business they are in.
Sunlight and Day Length Control: The poinsettia crop should receive as much sunlight as possible. Adequate spacing, clean glazing, and nothing overhead are important for the growth and quality of poinsettias.
Things are definitely looking up for those in the industry seeking niche growth opportunities.
A few years ago, the California Pack Trials were renamed the California Spring Trials, but in reality, there are no true trials being hosted.
Les Exceptionnelles®,” perhaps the best-known brand in Québec ornamental horticulture, has received broad media coverage over the last six years
Feb. 21, 2012 — How often have you heard that bigger is better? It's not the case with garden plants.
Here are some of the challenges that every grower has to deal with every poinsettia season:
What has been the most important innovation in the greenhouse sector over the past 25 years?”
This feature is a continuation of our review of some of the highlights of this year’s 11th annual Sawaya Garden Trials, located near Simcoe, Ontario, in southwestern Ontario.
Even though it was a very hot summer, most of the 2,300 varieties performed very well during the 11th annual Sawaya Garden Trials. The heat-loving varieties gave visitors an especially rewarding show. (Umbrellas were used to ward off the sun, rather than protect against the rain.)
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