Tag Archive: Ron Walden

Some Like it Hot…and Some Don’t

Here’s a question that comes up often when discussing growing media that contains composted materials, such as pine bark or peanut hulls. If these composts are so biologically active, what assurance does a grower have that some of that biological activity isn’t plant pathogenic? Growers may remember that in times past mixes containing mineral soil were routinely steam-sterilized to eliminate disease organisms, and the ‘rule… View Article Read more about Some Like it Hot…and Some Don’t »

Vegetative Propagation Basics

Read More in The Sun Gro’er Issue 2/1 (2004) With spring just around the corner and the recent introduction of the Sunshine Ellepot Propagation System, it seems like a good time to review the basic cultural requirements for successful vegetative propagation. The use of unrooted cuttings to produce annuals and herbaceous perennials is on the increase, partly because desirable species and cultivars from offshore production… View Article Read more about Vegetative Propagation Basics »

Sun Gro's Technical Specialists

Read More in The Sun Gro’er Issue 1/1 (2003) Sun Gro has seven main Technical Specialists, three in the West and two each in the Central and East regions. Their duties include Quality Control (QC) work with specific plants, along with providing technical support for specific sections of their region. Technical support includes work with complaint handling, training and custom blends. These are also the Sun Gro staffers who will be providing… View Article Read more about Sun Gro's Technical Specialists »