Crop Culture
Three decades ago, I took a management course and one statement is still stuck in my mind.
Poinsettia has long been a staple holiday crop plagued with high cost, low margins, and cultural challenges that result in lower grade and yield.
By the time you are reading this article, you are more than halfway finished growing your poinsettia crop.
Interview with Gary Vollmer of Ball Floraplant at Grower Day 2014
Traditionally, we have looked at energy as heating and electrical applications used in greenhouses.
Coincidentally reflecting the theme of this month’s issue of Greenhouse Canada, the Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association (LMHIA) Growers Short Course at the Pacific Agriculture Show (held in Abbotsford, British Columbia at the end of January) brought together some wonderful speakers on a wide variety of topics, with many addressing energy, environmental controls and biological controls.
I delivered presentations at two bedding plants workshops in Alberta this past January and February.
Plants grow best within certain ranges of the various factors that make up their environment.
Growing perennials is always of interest to growers and consumers. I have visited many beautiful landscapes full of only perennials. I can enjoy them for hours and view flowers of many different colours, sizes and shapes.
When I visit greenhouses, I make it a point to look thoroughly at the structure, equipment, walkways, paths and – of course – the plants.
The impatiens walleriana genus was the greatest success story of the floriculture industry.
Garden mums are easy to grow when basic guidelines are followed. Simply plant rooted cuttings and feed.
May, 17, 2013 — Garden mums are easy to grow when basic guidelines are followed. Simply plant rooted cuttings and feed. Today’s varieties do all the work when you provide the appropriate feed. Here are some additional tips to get the most out of your crop.
Sometimes diagnosing problems is not that easy.
Few things ever stay the same for very long.

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