Search Blogs:
View by Author:
View Blogs:

Nutrition Challenges with Stalled Growth

Tue, Feb 23rd, 2021, created by Brian Whipker
Plants thrive with sunlight and warmer temperatures.  Both of these have been in short supply the last few weeks in North America with the polar vortex conditions dominating the north, and rainy, cloudy weather in the south...

Vegetable Transplants: Protecting from Pests

Thu, Feb 18th, 2021, created by Dan Gilrein
Gardening is hot! Vegetable transplants are expected to betop sellers again this year. A quick scan of on-line seed catalogs shows many tomatovarieties still available but also many sold out, which may be an earlyindicator...

The Top 5 Melon Attributes

Mon, Feb 8th, 2021, created by Ariana Torres
Additional authors include: Enrique Velasco, Bridget Behe, and Petrus LangenhovenAmericans are demanding more fresh fruits than ever, and among all fruits, melons are one of the most consumed fresh fruits...

The New England Floriculture Guide is Free!

Thu, Feb 4th, 2021, created by Rosa Raudales
The New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide: A Management Guide for Insects, Diseases, Weeds, and Growth Regulators is now free at http://negfg...

Preventing Flowering and Stalled Vegetative Growth

Wed, Jan 27th, 2021, created by Brian Whipker
Now is the time when cuttings begin to arrive in greenhouses across North America and Europe.  There are a few species, such as dahlias, tuberous begonias, iresine, and alternanthera, that require long day conditions in order to prevent premature flowering and stalled plant growth...

e-GRO Welcomes Three New Team Members

Thu, Jan 21st, 2021, created by W. Garrett Owen
The e-GRO team continues to grow! We would like to introduce our newest e-GRO members, Drs. Chieri Kubota, Alicia Rihn, and Debalina Saha...

Prevent Plant Problems Before They Get Started

Thu, Jan 14th, 2021, created by Jean Williams-Woodward
As growers across the country are either knee-deep in spring crops or preparing to plant, growers should remember follow good sanitation practices to reduce disease, insect, and weed problems...

Register for NEW Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops Online Course

Wed, Jun 3rd, 2020, created by Heidi Linberg
Registration for the all new Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops Course in Michigan State University Extension’s award-winning College of Knowledge series is now open...

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...