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Creative Containers 101 - American Nurseryman

Creative Containers 101 - American Nurseryman | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Create excitement for clients and customers with brilliant, easy-to-assemble and easy-to-sell container gardens.
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Controlling Weeds Near Trees - Tree Services

Controlling Weeds Near Trees - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Weed control is an age-old subject, one that green industry companies have struggled with for decades. Perhaps the biggest driver of this issue is th
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Considerations for Young, Newly-Planted Trees - Tree Services

Considerations for Young, Newly-Planted Trees - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Young trees that have their essential needs met before the end of the year will establish quicker and have fewer problems in the future.
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In designing holiday planters, consider a break from tradition

In designing holiday planters, consider a break from tradition | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Winter containers can add holiday cheer to any outdoor space.Photo: The Hortiholic There are 24 days until Christmas and if you offer seasonal container
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​Biochar: a new soil amendment with potential

​Biochar: a new soil amendment with potential | Horticulture | Scoop.it
One of the latest products to attract academic and industrial interest is the use of biochar.Author :- Miss Emma Schaffert, Drs Glynn Percival & Kelby Fite Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory UK and USWhat is Biochar? Biochar is a highly purified form of charcoal that is specifically designed for soil application to improve plant growth and health
More research is also required to investigate the potential benefits of biochar in combination with other soil products such as fertilisers or plant protection bio-control agents
Clearly, more research into understanding the impacts of biochar soil amendments on plant growth and resistance to pests and diseases as well as environmental stress­es is needed
For example, source material with a high water content will often result in more porous biochar, ideal for colonization by beneficial bacteria and fungi such as mychorrizae, in turn maximizing soil structure and retention by increasing surface area
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How Greenhouse Growers Can Manage The Foxglove Aphid | Greenhouse Grower

How Greenhouse Growers Can Manage The Foxglove Aphid | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Recent research is shedding new light on the foxglove aphid. Understanding host plants, identification, and biology will help growers deal with this pest.
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How The Industry Is Ensuring Consumer Success With Plants | Greenhouse Grower

How The Industry Is Ensuring Consumer Success With Plants | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Greenhouse Grower RETAILING reached out to growers and suppliers for their ideas on how to attract and keep new plant customers. Here's what they had to say
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Investigating Irrigation Issues - Tree Services

Investigating Irrigation Issues - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Understanding the basic rules of turf irrigation will go a long way toward achieving the goal of growing healthy trees.
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Woman Power! Cater To Your Most Important Plant Retail Customers With These Insights | Greenhouse Grower

Woman Power! Cater To Your Most Important Plant Retail Customers With These Insights | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
With a whopping 84% of lawn and garden sales being made by female shoppers, it's a woman's world when it comes to plant retailing. Here are some pragmatic tips
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All-America Selections Announces Its 2017 Slate Of Variety Winners | Greenhouse Grower

All-America Selections Announces Its 2017 Slate Of Variety Winners | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Brokers, growers, mail order, and seed packet companies can purchase these varieties immediately. Retailers and consumers will find AAS Winners for sale for the
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Why to Engage in Preventive Tree Care - Tree Services

Why to Engage in Preventive Tree Care - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
When it comes to trees in a landscape, short-term fixes are not the preferred solution.
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Guide to Protecting Tree Roots - Tree Services

Guide to Protecting Tree Roots - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
In order to succeed in the long term, most trees need a certain minimum surface and strong rooting area.
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The Importance of SEO for Your Company Website - Tree Services

The Importance of SEO for Your Company Website - Tree Services | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Making sure your website is picked up by search engines is important for more visibility to clients.
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First sustainable urban 'agrihood' in U.S. to launch in Detroit

First sustainable urban 'agrihood' in U.S. to launch in Detroit | Horticulture | Scoop.it
A collection of companies are joining forces with The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to create the country's first sustainable urban agrihood. The mixed-use urban development plans were announced at a Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30 media event.
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Distorted and stunted growth in ornamental peppers

Distorted and stunted growth in ornamental peppers | Horticulture | Scoop.it
A number of stunted and distorted ornamental peppers were recently observed with a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms were caused by broad mites, a microscopic pest which can affect
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Tackle Whiteflies Head On | Growing Produce

Tackle Whiteflies Head On | Growing Produce | Horticulture | Scoop.it
The emerging threat of the Q-biotype whitefly this past year earned it a prime time spot among the 2016 Florida Ag Expo educational session lineup. Lance Osborne, UF/IFAS MFREC; Cindy McKenzie, USDA (Ft. Pierce); and Hugh Smith, UF/IFAS GCREC discussed the hot topic. Osborne told the crowd: "It can be manageable. Just beware." Photo by Paul RusnakA dangerous new development occurred this summer — the Q-Biotype whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) was detected in outdoor landscapes. This marks the first time the Q-Biotype has been found in the U.S., outside of a greenhouse or wholesale nursery, since the pest was first detected on an ornamental plant in an Arizona greenhouse in December 2004. This year in Florida, there have been 53 detections of the Q-Biotype since April, in retail nurseries and residential landscapes in 13 counties in Florida, from Miami-Dade to Duval County. Other states have reported detections this year, as well. The discovery of Q-Biotype whitefly in the landscape is
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Pest And Disease Diagnosis 101 In Berries | Growing Produce

Pest And Disease Diagnosis 101 In Berries | Growing Produce | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Diagnosing problems correctly and efficiently in berry patches may sound more like “It is not what you know, but who you know.” We all have heard of the phrase. The same principle can be true in diagnosing cultural, disease or pest problems in berry production. Berry growers can encounter many problems in their daily routine. Some problems are relatively straightforward while others may be much more difficult. These “strange” problems may take what growers know and whom they know. Here are a few pointers to make your life a little easier. Know the Experts Nancy Taylor, the director of C. Wayne Ellett Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic of The Ohio State University, demonstrates the characteristics of fungal culture of Phomopsis twig blight of blueberries to Jacob Scharfetter, a college intern from Kenyon College in Ohio. (Photo credit: Gary Gao) Getting to know the experts in your state is probably the most important step in correctly diagnosing problems. I’d start with your local,
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Help Nature-Loving, Gardening-Skeptic Consumers Fall In Love With Plants | Greenhouse Grower

Help Nature-Loving, Gardening-Skeptic Consumers Fall In Love With Plants | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Learn sales and merchandising techniques that will help you bring in new customers in part three of our The Missing Gardener series.
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Choose a first-class substrate - Greenhouse Management

Choose a first-class substrate - Greenhouse Management | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Consider factors like air space, porosity and water-holding capacity when deciding on a growing media for your perennials.
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Customers Expect A Lot From Plants — And From You | Greenhouse Grower

Customers Expect A Lot From Plants — And From You | Greenhouse Grower | Horticulture | Scoop.it
In this second article in the Missing Gardener: How To Rebuild Our Customer Base series, learn techniques to show new customers how much they can get out of
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Top ways to get the most out of your greenhouse operation

Top ways to get the most out of your greenhouse operation | Horticulture | Scoop.it
Top ways to get the most out of your greenhouse operation
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