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Poinsettia Production Four Foliar Diseases You Need to Know

Growing Poinsettias can be frustrating. On the one hand, it’s one of the most reliable, profitable niche markets in the industry. In 2013, Poinsettia sales in the United States totalled $146 million (USDA Floriculture Crops Summary). It’s one crop consumers and businesses alike consistently buy every holiday season. And what better way to end a year than by selling a nice...

Growing and Shipping Healthy Hanging Baskets That Sell

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and Memorial Day not far behind, now is the time to make sure your hanging baskets are ready for the rigors that await them: being shipped and being shopped. Uprooted from their comfortable greenhouse setting, all plants undergo a lot of stress before settling into a consumer’s backyard, porch, or patio. With hanging baskets,...

Seedling Disease Control 5 Things You Can Do to Stay On Top This Season

GERMINATING SEEDS AND SEEDLINGS face many hurdles before becoming the strong, healthy, and mature plants that customers buy in the spring. Some of the toughest obstacles include those posed by diseases: damping-off, root and crown rots, and Botrytis, to name a few. What makes these diseases so difficult to fight is their pervasiveness. The Botrytis fungus and the fungi...

Seven Ways to Stop Botrytis (Gray Mold) Are you doing all you can?

It’s that time of year again—spring—when botrytis mold spores thrive and multiply, showing up as gray fuzzy patches on your plants, threatening to wreak havoc with your crop and your bottom line. This aggressive fungus isn’t fussy. It can strike almost every type of plant— ornamentals, fruits, vegetables, and herbs are all susceptible to gray mold, especially the young...