Crop Culture
Devoting more time this fall to cleaning things up will mean less pest and disease pressure next year.
It is almost August as I am writing this article and many growers are already planning next season. Here is how I saw this past season unfold, and the factors that affected the outcome and what we can learn from this season that can positively impact the next spring season.
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A production guide for everyone
At last — a publication about growing perennial plants for commercial production! Herbaceous Perennials Production is a book that will interest novice and experienced commercial growers, advanced hobbyists, and floriculture and horticulture students.
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Poinsettia summertime growing tips from Ecke
We've posted a pair of poinsettia production articles from Ecke Ranch on our Web Exclusive site. They're great summer time reading.
Aug. 8, 2011 – Here are a few downloadable PDFs to help you cope with the effects of heat stress during Poinsettia production. Click read more to find out how to get your copy.
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'Seed bombs' are a useful planting tool
Homemade "seed bombs" are a favourite tool of guerrilla gardeners. Thanks to new vending-machine distribution, the small, slow-release seed transporters are also bursting into flower in suburban window boxes, on highway medians and along eroded gullies.
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Container book written
for the professional grower

Whether you are a wholesaler or you offer your plants for retail, your container program will achieve new success by following the tips and recipes found in The EuroAmerican Container Garden Cookbook.
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Outdoor Flower Designs
In this new floral design book Katrien Vandierendonck features long lasting and stylish flower arrangements that are dreamy and romantic, colourful and contemporary, or minimalist and zen.
This is the third in a series of vegetative crop features. Previous issues looked at brachyscome (March 2011) and scaevola (April 2011).
Fashions may come and go, but the brilliant colours of coleus remain with us year after year.
This is the second in a series of vegetative crop production features.
Gerbera has become one of the most versatile – and popular – plants on the market.
Audrey Boulianne earned a bachelor’s degree from Laval University in Agronomy Science.
This is the first in a series of vegetative crop production features Brachyscome is a very floriferous plant.
While writing this article, I was constantly reminded of the late Jack Williams, who died of a heart attack last October.

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