Posts by Rick Helpingstine
Applying silicon is a practical and economical way to make container plants stronger and more insect, disease and stress resistant.
Plants aren't able to think the way we are, but that doesn't mean they're helpless.
Ambrosia beetles can cause significant problems in tree nurseries and in landscapes. Lynn Griffith has some excellent advice on identification and control of these pests.
Here's some great advice from Lynn Griffith on liming strategies for plants that will be in the nursery for more than a year.
There are times when laboratory work is needed for media, tissue, soil and water. Here are some lab recommendations from tropical plant and soil expert Lynn Griffith.
This month we take a look at the acidity of soluble fertilizers and other factors that contribute to media pH.
Potting media and fertilizer are interrelated, both chemically and physically. The performance of one affects the performance of the other.
With all of the talk about the Zika virus these days, I thought I would do a brief blog about understanding plant virus diseases.