News tagged with horttechnology

Researchers say children need horticultural interventions

Could "interventions" bring children closer to nature? Researchers in Finland think so. A new study published in HortTechnology compares urban and rural children's relationships with plants and recommends hortic ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Green industry knowledge center introduced

The nursery and greenhouse industry is big business in the United States, accounting for more than $14.6 billion in agricultural sales. Most of the ornamental plants grown in the U.S. are produced in container-nursery ...

Apr 01, 2011
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Corn gluten meal tested on squash survival, yields

Corn gluten meal, a powdery byproduct of the wet-milling process of corn, has shown important potential for use as an organic, non-selective preemergence or preplant-incorporated herbicide. A team of researchers from the ...

Mar 17, 2011
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Turfgrass fertility, pesticide programs compared

Traditional turfgrass management programs rely heavily on the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In response to increased public scrutiny and legislation, organic and biological alternatives are ...

Dec 29, 2010
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Bulb dipping controls Easter lily growth

In a recent issue of HortTechnology, Purdue University researchers Christopher J. Currey and Roberto G. Lopez reported on a study of the effects of a technique called "bulb dipping" on Easter lily. While plant growth retard ...

Dec 29, 2010
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How does your green roof garden grow?

Growing plants on rooftops is an old concept that has evolved from simple sod roofing to roof gardens and new, lightweight "extensive green roofs". Modern green roofs have environmental and social benefits; they can reduce ...

Dec 29, 2010
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Houseplants cut indoor ozone

Ozone, the main component of air pollution, or smog, is a highly reactive, colorless gas formed when oxygen reacts with other chemicals. Although ozone pollution is most often associated with outdoor air, ...

Sep 08, 2009
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