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April 25, 2016 to June 3, 2016
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Greenhouse Grower

Why Ornamental Grasses Are Great For People In Condos And Apartments

Allan Armitage says breeders need to do a better job of making growers, brokers, and garden centers aware of better ornamental grass cultivars for the increasingly shrinking garden space.

Holistic, Integrated Approach To Pest Control Rooted In Research

Greenhouse growers have been practicing integrated pest management for decades, but it’s becoming increasingly more important with the continued scrutiny of conventional pest control by a number of “regulators” — government, retail, and consumers. I just returned from Meister Media Worldwide’s Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference, in Monterey, CA, at the beginning of March this year, which served 450 attendees and 50 exhibiting supplier companies. It’s clear from the presentations and the growing attendance at this specialized event — now only in its second year — that use of biocontrols in IPM will continue to be adopted widely, as more growers get past their personal hurdles of doubt and intimidation, and embrace a new way to approach pest and disease control. Many growers think of using biocontrols as an all-or-nothing approach, but ultimately, IPM is about balance. Growers will need to continue to focus on IPM, integrating chemistry with biology, because […]

Unclog Drip Emitters In Your Greenhouse

This is the first article in a series of case studies designed to help growers reduce, remediate, and recycle irrigation water as part of a multi-state research grant (

Know Your Market When Choosing Ornamental Grasses

Growers have no shortage of choices in the ornamental grass market. Narrowing down the selection comes down to finding the right plant for the right purpose.


Australia: Costa Group opens new Guyra glasshouse (10 ha)

With the opening of a state of the art facility, the Australian Costa Group has enlarged their acreage to 30 hectares of greenhouse. The new 10 hectare greenhouse and packing shed was opened today by Parliamentary Secretary Scot MacDonald on behalf of the NSW Premier.Photos by Scot MacDonaldCosta is.....

Nigeria: Greenhouse tech can fill tomatoes production gap

The gap in tomatoes production in Nigeria currently put at about 1.4 million tonnes can be filled by the greenhouse technological concept which is capable of creating huge employment opportunity for Nigerians.The Integrated Project Manager – Sustainable Livelihoods, Dizengoff Nigeria, Mr. Oscar Walumbe said.....

US: Hydropods to launch connected grow controllers in June

Hydropods has announced that the Hydropods Environment Controller and Hydropods Nutrient Controller will start shipping to customers on June 1, 2016, at a retail price of $299 and $599, respectively. These cloud-based Wi-Fi Controllers enable growers to see, monitor and control a grow operation from anywhere.....

Bumblebees out of hibernation, ready for pollination

After their long winter ‘sleep’ bumblebee queens are gently woken up so that they can start breeding their colonies at Koppert Biological Systems’ production plants for the start of their valuable pollination work. The biological crop protection company has been producing bumblebees for pollination purposes.....


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