For the first time, Sakata Ornamentals hosted a 2017 Southern Garden Tour trial stop at Clemson University. Sakata’s Retail Category Manager Brad Smith, an alumnus of Clemson University himself and a current booster (read: tuition-payer) for his son who attends the university, noticed that there wasn’t any color planted on the grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, located on campus.
Constructed five years ago on the former site of an old barn, the Young’s Plant Farm Trial Gardens in Auburn, AL, are a testing ground for current and newly released genetics on the market, to see what holds up in the Mid-South heat and humidity coming from the Gulf of Mexico. Though typically there is much hotter weather during the industry trials, this year’s mild temperatures and massive thunderstorms showed what the plants could do in the flash rain storms for which Alabama is also famous.
Greenhouse growers attending the Biocontrols East Conference in Orlando, FL, October 11-13, got a real-life look at how biocontrols can be successfully implemented into production during the greenhouse breakout session, a two-hour course with three talks focusing on integrated pest management (IPM) in a controlled environment. The first talk, “Biocontrol: The Grower’s Perspective,” was a tag team effort by Chris Schlegel, Head Grower at young plant producer D.S.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".