Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Letter from the Chairman

Letter from the Chairman

It is an exciting time to be in the floral industry, and I am looking forward to serving as the AFE Chairman of the...
Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

Plant of the month: Uala sweet potato perfect for growing in Hawaii

The ‘Margarita’ variety of ‘uala has light green heart shaped leaves. (epicgardening.com/Courtesy Photo) The ‘uala has attractive palmate leaves and a lovely white and...
Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Genes responsible for difference in flower color of snapdragons identified

Antirrhinum plants. Credit: David Field But why don't the snapdragons mix, with yellow and magenta flowers growing together over a wide area? Nick Barton...
Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

Mexico’s new science minister is a plant biologist who opposes transgenic crops

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Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

Can This Gene-Edited Wild Plant Become the Next Strawberry?

With the help of CRISPR genome editing, researchers have found a way to domesticate the groundcherry (via Sebastian Soyk) Move over, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry,...
Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

Gardening: Easy-growing Dutch hyacinths bring perfume to spring flower bed

By Diana Lockwood / For The Columbus Dispatch Of all the sweet-smelling spring-flowering bulbs, hyacinths might offer the strongest scent. A few growing by...
Floral Flavors Market: Global Growth Manufacturers, Major Application Analysis and Forecast To 2023

Floral Flavors Market: Global Growth Manufacturers, Major Application Analysis and Forecast To 2023

Floral Flavors Market report firstly introduced the Floral Flavors basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials...
San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

San Antonio students seek patent to keep flowers blooming

1 of 9A comparison chart is shown for bacterial growth rates as Hannah Taylor and Ashley WalkerPhoto: Tom Reel /Staff photographer 2 of 9Hannah...
Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Cannabis Cur.es markets flower power

Rochester-based company Navitas offers a variety of CBD products through its Cannabis Cur.es store at the Rochester Public Market. After stopping for a coffee...
Manchester bombing: Parents of youngest victim reveal new rose to honour daughter

Manchester bombing: Parents of youngest victim reveal new rose to honour daughter

Saffie-Rose was among the 22 killed in the terror attack following an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May last year The parents of the...
Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

With increased numbers of both exhibitors and visitors, the second editions of Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia last week reached a successful conclusion in...
Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Check for girdling roots when choosing plant at nursery

Girdling roots, larger roots that grow in circles, occur in plants when they are very young at the nursery. The roots of these plants...

Virginia Tech Studies Controlling Invasive Plant With Fungus

Virginia Tech graduate student Rachel Brooks is testing how the fungus verticillium attacks tree of heaven, an invasive species for which Brooks used the...
Better Plant Data at the Root of Ecosystem Models

Better Plant Data at the Root of Ecosystem Models

A look at exposed fine-root systems. The latest release of FRED helps ecosystem scientists incorporate information on functional root traits and symbiotic relationships within...
Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

Researchers discover key to mass producing beneficial plant compounds

PHOTO: Natalia Dudareva has uncovered the switches that control terpenoid production in plants. The findings may lead to methods for increasing production of the...
Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Royal Catchfly’s scarlet flowers catch eyes

Plant Royal Catchfly, and you will be rewarded with brilliant red fireworks in your summer garden. Add to the cast hummingbirds and butterflies, and...
Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

Cleome ‘spider flowers’ a favorite in Southern gardens

The delicate rose-pink flowers of ‘Rose Queen’ cleome add an airy effect to the garden. Cleome (Cleome hassleriana) mixes well with other summer annuals,...
10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coast

Weed scientist Dearl Sanders wades through giant salvinia, one of Louisiana's worst invasive plants, in 2014. Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter They clog...
30 years of data on plant density, yield gains

30 years of data on plant density, yield gains

A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant...
Danish grower produces Begonia Maculata from seed

Danish grower produces Begonia Maculata from seed

The plant that is known as the ‘Trout Begonia’ is not a fishy plant at all. The white dots give the Begonia Maculata...
Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Flower Spotlight: Bird of Paradise

Birds of Paradise are stunning tropical flowers that showcase elegance and exotic beauty. Their bright colors are mesmerizing to the eye, beautifully drawing our...
On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

On Gardening: Sun Parasol mandevillas celebrate 15 years of stunning tropical flower color

Hide caption By Norman Winter / Tribune News Service Fifteen years ago, the Sun Parasol mandevilla made its debut in the country and those...
Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

Pesticide Registration Program Takes A Step Forward

The Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) was recently approved by the Senate. PRIA reauthorizes and improves the law that governs the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

New Plants and Bulbs for Fall

Among the great pleasures of the nursery business is discovering new and unfamiliar plant varieties. These can be plants that are new to the...
Rambling rose

Rambling rose

Connie Hilker uses her garden to collect and preserve antique rose varieties in danger of being lost. The Cotton Candy variety shown here was...

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