Category Archives: Plant nutrition

A Reminder about Fertilizer Injector Maintenance

Spring is here, and we know you’re busy!  Here’s a quick but very important refresher on fertilizer injector maintenance.  Ensure they’re working properly on a regular basis to avoid extra headaches. How do I know if my injector is working … Continue reading

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Hydrangeas: Getting the (right colour) blues

Forcing hydrangeas for Easter? Our friend Dr. Brian Whipker at North Carolina State University has released a great resource on managing nutrients to ensure your blooms are blue and not bluish-purple.

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Now’s the time to be proactive about poinsettia nutrition

If you’re producing poinsettias this year, you are probably just about finished with potting up your newly rooted cuttings. Keeping an eye on your crop throughout the production cycle will help to identify problems early, and allow you to correct … Continue reading

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Nutrient Deficiency Refresher

As we start to move into fall and winter flower crop production cycles, it’s a good time to go back through some basics about nutrient deficiencies. No matter where you are in a cropping cycle, nutrition problems can be tricky … Continue reading

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Meet the new Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA!

I am pleased to introduce Dr. Chevonne Carlow as the new Greenhouse Floriculture Specialist for OMAFRA.  Chevonne takes over from Wayne Brown, who retired from the position in January. Chevonne will be responsible for issues surrounding plant production and nutrition in floriculture. … Continue reading

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