October 2018



A look inside plants

PET scans and X-rays can improve our understanding of plants, say researchers at two St. Louis, Missouri, institutions.

Growing Media

Substrates on trial

Here is some of what researchers know about wood fiber media and what they are seeing in today’s evolving production practices and research trials.


Questions with Alec Charais

Hydrangeas for high value: Consider making vibrant mixed containers with hydrangeas to sell to retailers.

Questions with Leonardo Casieri

Helping Hands: Mycorrhizal fungi directly contribute to faster plant growth and development with increased nutrient and water availability.

Questions with Wayne Hinton

Building the best root system: Container design can affect plant production from propagation to finished product. Find out how air-root-pruning builds a healthy and robust root system.