May 27, 2017
How to Overcome Biocontrol Challenges by Thinking Outside the Box
With a little creative thinking and adjustments to your strategy, you can overcome your greenhouse biocontrol challenges.
May 30, 2017
BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control
BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.
May 18, 2017
How to Increase Branching and Flower Bud Production of Christmas Cactus
Based on research completed at North Carolina State University, here are some methods for increasing branching and flower bud production of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii).
May 15, 2017
How to Identify and Mitigate Herbicide Contamination in the Greenhouse
Herbicides applied off-site or within the greenhouse can significantly damage ornamental and edible crops. Beth Scheckelhoff, an Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at The Ohio State University, provides some examples and basic recommendations for mitigating and preventing herbicide contamination and injury in the future.
May 4, 2017
Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available
Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.
May 2, 2017
Pollinator Update: The Bumblebee on the Endangered List and What That Means to You
With plenty of attention being placed on pollinator health around the country and the world, here’s what you need to know.
April 25, 2017
Out-Of-This-World Plant Nutrition: Fertilizer Company Inducted Into Space Technology Hall of Fame
NASA scientists are growing vegetables on the International Space Station using Florikan’s controlled release fertilizer.
April 8, 2017
OHP Enters Biocontrols Market With New Product Line
The OHP Biosolutions program will feature insecticides, fungicides, and other products designed to address the expanding segment of growers who use biological products.
April 2, 2017
Dramm Upgrades Its Coldfogger Low-Volume Sprayer to Improve Versatility
Dramm recently updated its Coldfogger, a targeted low-volume sprayer, to a new model that offers a more durable pump that is easier to use and allows for the use of corrosive chemistries.
March 20, 2017
AgBiome’s New Zio Biofungicide Receives EPA Registration
The new biofungicide is the first product from AgBiome, and will be marketed by SePRO Corp. in the ornamentals market.
February 28, 2017
OHP Launches New Ovicide/Miticide, Announces Partnership With Vestaron
Applause is a new miticide that targets eggs and immature stages of several mite species. Through the Vestaron partnership, OHP will market Spear-O, a toxin-derived bioinsecticide.
February 26, 2017
AgBiome Will Enter the Ornamentals Market With a New Biological Fungicide
AgBiome, a young company with teammates steeped in decades of experience in the crop protection world, sees an opportunity to bring products to market that fill the existing gaps in plant protection. The company has partnered with SePRO to market and distribute Zio, a biological fungicide expecting EPA registration this spring.
February 7, 2017
Boxwood Blight Detection in Illinois Has Growers on Alert
Symptoms of boxwood blight, which can spread quickly in production facilities, include leaf spots, stem cankers, and defoliation.