May 2018

Features

Marketing

Going digital

Growers are citing the benefits of using social media platforms as cost-effective digital marketing tools.

2018 Ask the Experts Supplement

The future is automated

Bouldin & Lawson President Paul Whiting shares the latest developments and upcoming trends in greenhouse automation.

Dianthus in demand

Rich Hollenbach and Sarah Mitchell of Green Leaf Plants® share Dianthus purchasing and production tips.

Around-the-clock support

Richard Miller, application services manager at Argus Controls, discusses how good and reliable service is a key element to consider while choosing an environmental control system.

Making your own mix

Berger senior grower advisor Guillermo Maldonado explains the pros and cons of growers creating their own growing media mix.

Star-struck supply chain

Jim Berry, owner and president of J. Berry Nursery, shares insights from his colleagues who have worked with the nursery’s Hollywood Hibiscus Collection.

Looking at LEDs

P.L. Light Systems marketing manager Lisa Jansen van Rensburg shares the basics of LED lighting.

Beneficial fungi

Mycorrhizal Applications’ Amy Schroeder and Stephanie Garcia explain the benefits of using mycorrhizae in growing media.

Perennial pro tips

Emerald Coast Growers’ Josiah Raymer offers his insight into growing perennials, identifying the right plants for different regions and more.

PGR input and advice

Dudley Dabbs, eastern regional manager for Fine Americas, examines how PGRs affect plant growth, what growers should know about PGRs and more.

Achieving active growth

Kemin Crop Technologies’ Vince Livengood discusses using soil additives to improve plant quality.

Sound structural tips

Rough Brothers director of project management Rodney Swisshelm gives his advice to growers interested in building new greenhouse structures.

Understanding ventilation

Pinnacle Climate Technologies’ Brad Gaddy offers his insight into different cooling systems, how ventilation can impact the chances of disease and more.