Crop Culture
These days, greenhouse gases seem to be on everybody’s agenda. But what are greenhouse gases? What does the greenhouse effect have to do with melting glaciers? And what gases do greenhouses produce to change global climate?
A programmed vegetative liner is a liner grown in such a way as to achieve a pre-determined target. The target could be variable, depending on a variety of factors:
Dec. 12, 2008, Boynton Beach, FL — Bougainvillea Growers International (BGI), the largest wholesale bougainvillea grower in North America, has discovered the secret to shipping bougainvillea by using a mix of proprietary bloom inhibitors in conjunction with a strict selection process.
It is hard to believe that what started out eight years ago as a 150-variety vegetative trial now encompasses 2,000 varieties. What is more surprising is that those previously mentioned 150 varieties covered 95 per cent of the vegetative varieties on the market at that time. Now, the 2,000 varieties also represent about 95 per cent of the vegetative varieties on the market, an increase of 1,333 per cent.
Unlike previous years, when the lawn at Westcan Greenhouses in Langley, British Columbia, was ablaze with colour for Westcan’s annual spring trials open house, this year’s event was a much more sombre affair.
Since the early 1990s, Sumagic (uniconazole-P) has been used as a growth retardant in the floricultural industry. According to the manufacturer, Sumagic offers a broad label for use on numerous plant species,
It is hard to believe that what started out eight years ago as a 150-variety vegetative trial now encompasses 2,000 varieties. What is more surprising is that those previously mentioned 150 varieties covered 95 per cent of the vegetative varieties on the market at that time
Keep records of everything done with your crop culturally, and record “ready” dates rather than “shipped” dates
Measure twice, cut once!” … “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” … “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” These are but a few of the frequently used quotes pointing to the value of planning before starting any action.
NEWS HIGHLIGHT

Post-consumer container recycling proposed
Landscape Ontario (LO) is working to create the first nationwide post-consumer horticultural plastics recycling program in the world.
’Tis the season, to begin your preparations for the perfect Christmas – not New Year’s – crop

The 1972 oil crisis caused significant increases in heating costs and a shortage of plastic containers. And yet the horticulture industry not only survived the crisis, but it grew substantially.
After being in the doldrums for a while, geraniums have been coming “back in the game” the past three years, says Ball Seed regional sales director Yves Cournoyer.
Connecting salmon, beetles and veggies?  And I am not advocating one system over another, on this evidence alone, at least.
Time for pre-season tune-up.  A little preventive maintenance now will mean far fewer headaches in the spring

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