September 2019


Cover Story

Vivacious violets

With five generations of growing tradition behind it, Holtkamp Greenhouses has become the largest producer of African violets in the world.

Pest & Disease

Are they predisposed?

Resistance management, Part 3: Are arthropods and plant pathogens predisposed to develop resistance to pesticides in greenhouse settings?

Glyphosate update

Divergent opinions on the popular herbicide have led some to consider alternatives.

Funky Pests

Weed wars

Get to know one of the most underestimated greenhouse pests.

2019 Increasing Profits

A southern success story

Working with Proven Winners helps Battlefield Farms ease production and connect with customers.

Quick and easy

Using automation equipment from TTA USA helps Kube-Pak improve productivity and avoid labor worries.

Begonias and beyond

Green Valley Greenhouse relies on top-shelf plant material from Plantpeddler to fuel its growth.

Reliable and durable

Argus Controls’ ability to relay accurate data while maintaining hardware under stressful conditions helps Kube-Pak thrive.

A masterful product

Mixed and bagged upon order, Masterblend’s water-soluble fertilizers provide Perennials Plus with consistency and quality that save the business time and effort.

A bank with industry knowledge

Profit is the life blood of any company, but in the growing business, it is even more important. In this industry, profit is the difference between success and failure. Whether you’re in the business to make a lot of money, build a strong company for generations to come, or develop new and unique varieties, profit is the engine that will take you there.

In the mix

Sun Gro supports growers by providing them with high-quality mixes and technical and analytical services.

Hydrangeas: A fast mover

A relationship with Bailey Nurseries brings New Jersey grower Centerton Nursery eye-popping plants in a short turnaround time.

New and novel

Insecticide Pradia from OHP allows growers to save time and money while controlling a multitude of pests.

Improved injector

Blooming Nursery is supercharging its plants with MycoApply Injector Endo.

Serious savings

New perennial propagation technology from Basewell helps cut costs at Bell Nursery.