Smart Sensing

2021-09-03T09:51:12-05:00September 8, 2021|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

One of the most intriguing demonstrations at this year’s AmericanHort Cultivate Expo was from Dr. Krishna Nemali, Ph.D., assistant professor of controlled environment agriculture at Purdue University. He showed how floriculture and nursery growers, using nothing more than the cameras on their smartphones, can measure plant nitrogen status. (more…)

Playing the long game

2021-07-28T15:43:43-05:00August 2, 2021|Grower East|

A small group of dedicated farmers helps run Kingfisher Farm, seen here harvesting spinach. Farm Manager Jackie Mancuso (in pink) has been with the farm for five seasons; the others are recognized on the farm’s website. Photos by Courtney Llewellyn

by Courtney Llewellyn

As Jason Townsend notes on his farm’s website, humans have been actively involved in agriculture for over 10,000 years. (more…)

Sinclair Adam’s annual garden walk

2021-07-28T15:24:57-05:00August 2, 2021|Grower East|

Sinclair Adam stops before a pet plant and explains its merits to a coterie of horticulturists. Photo by Stephen Wagner

by Stephen Wagner

The temperatures were in the 90s as Sinclair Adam guided us through his trial gardens at Penn State’s Southeast Research station in Lancaster County, a mecca (more…)