2017 marked the beginning of Greenhouse Management's Production Pointers columns, a result of Dr. Christopher J. Currey, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, lending his expertise. Below, catch up on Currey's columns from all through last year.
Substrate pH affects micronutrient availability in the root zone.
One of the most important aspects of applying substrate drenches is selecting the right chemical or active ingredient.
Understand the different forms of this chemical to determine the best fertilizer for your crop.
Learn how to control flowering by both inducing and inhibiting it.
Follow these tips to successfully produce celosia in the summer so you can expand your suite of flowering fall crops.
Familiarize yourself with different types of popular begonias and how to manage their flowering.
This cool-season crop could be a unique addition to your offerings.
Growers can reduce algae in the greenhouse with these guidelines.
Follow these steps to achieve the best results from your plant growth retardant applications on poinsettia crops.
Long days can have several effects on plant growth and development, most notably, flowering.
Overhead irrigation, substrate surface irrigation and subirrigation are three automated watering options for growers.
By avoiding unwanted stretch, growers can produce a higher quality crop.
Photo: Christopher J. Currey