Author Archives: Jim Masilak

About Jim Masilak

Jim Masilak is an account executive at archer > malmo PR. You can reach him at

Plant Growth Regulator Guidelines

Too soon. Too late. Too little. Too much. Growers face a number of potential pitfalls when applying plant growth regulators (PGRs) to their crops, and the ramifications of getting an application even marginally wrong can be especially harsh. “You can completely stunt the crop to the point where it will not grow again,” says Chris

Joining The Battle Against Thrips

Raymond Cloyd is only half joking when he says the battle against western flower thrips is over, and that the thrips have won. “It’s a very precarious situation,” says Cloyd, an extension specialist in ornamental entomology at Kansas State University. “Resistance is out there.” The specter of western flower thrips has haunted the worldwide floriculture