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Safety at Farmer's Markets: Response to COVID-19

Fri, May 15th, 2020, created by Amanda Perez
The primary recommendation is that markets operate in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidance and requirements on protecting the health and safety of vendors and customers...

Using NICH Resources to Grow Your Business

Wed, May 6th, 2020, created by Joyce Latimer
Using NICH Resources to Grow Your BusinessThe mission of NICH (National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture) is "to grow a healthy world through plants, gardens, and landscapes...

University of Kentucky Joins e-GRO

Fri, May 1st, 2020, created by W. Garrett Owen
The e-GRO team welcomes theUniversity of Kentucky as a new collaborator with W. Garrett Owen joining theDepartment of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment...

Impatiens Downy Mildew Seen on Crops in the Northeast

Wed, Apr 22nd, 2020, created by Nora Catlin
We’ve recently seen impatiens downy mildew on crops in the Northeast. Roberto Lopez, Mary Hausbeck, and Blair Harlan wrote a timely e-Gro Alert, check it out here: http://www...

Perennial Plant Evaluation Notes

Tue, Apr 21st, 2020, created by Beth Scheckelhoff

Snapdragon Rust

Mon, Apr 6th, 2020, created by Thomas Ford
Snapdragons remain a popular bedding plant and one of the most popular cut flower crops for growers selling directly to local wholesale and retail florists...

Low Substrate pH-Induced Micronutrient Toxicity of Geranium and Other Crops

Wed, Apr 1st, 2020, created by W. Garrett Owen
            Greenhouse growers have spent weeks producing crops for spring sales...

Warm, Wet Conditions + Full Plant Canopy: Perfect conditions for Sclerotinia

Wed, Mar 25th, 2020, created by Brian Whipker
Late spring is the time when plants have grown into a fullcanopy covering the pot.  When aprolonged period of cloudy and humid days occur, it is not unusual forSclerotinia to appear...

Expecting the unexpected: Aphids and mites in geraniums

Thu, Mar 12th, 2020, created by Dan Gilrein
Years ago zonal geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum) was among the few crops I rarely saw in the Entomology Diagnostic Lab, aside from occasional fungus gnat damage to roots or stems...

2020 National Floriculture Forum Focuses on Industry

Thu, Mar 5th, 2020, created by Joyce Latimer
The annual meeting of the National Floriculture Forum (NFF) washeld this past weekend as a joint meeting with the Board of Trustees of theAmerican Floral Endowment (AFE) in Charlotte, NC, with a major focus on howthose of us in Floriculture can better understand and meet the research and educationneeds of the industry as well as how we can better prepare our students to fillthose needs in the future...

Look for Early Symptoms and Signs of Plant Diseases

Wed, Feb 26th, 2020, created by Jean Williams-Woodward
Current weather patterns of cloudy, overcast days can lead to an increase in disease problems such as Botrytis blight, Pythium root rot, powdery mildew, and downy mildew...

Leaf Tipburn of Greenhouse Strawberries

Wed, Feb 19th, 2020, created by Neil Mattson
Acommon nutrient disorder in greenhouse strawberry production during the winteris leaf tipburn due to a calcium deficiency...

Bedding and Pot Plants Crop Walkers' Guide

Wed, Feb 12th, 2020, created by Brian Whipker
The British AHDB Horticulture group has made available as a free download their Bedding and Pot Plants Crop Walkers' Guide...

Fire Up the Injector -- It's Calibration Time!

Thu, Feb 6th, 2020, created by Nick Flax
As we get closer to the beginning of bedding plant season, growers all over are dusting off their sprayers, checking heaters, and performing early-season maintenance on different systems and pieces of equipment in their greenhouse operations...

Interpreting Water Quality Tests

Wed, Jan 29th, 2020, created by Rosa Raudales
Testing the quality of irrigation water is an important step to develop nutrient programs and to manage other water-related issues like clogging...

2020 Spring and Summer Color Palette

Thu, Jan 16th, 2020, created by W. Garrett Owen
Blue. Bleu. Blau. Azul. In any language, we associate the primary color blue with the sky and ocean, and to a lesser extent –bedding plants...