February 5, 2016
Sign Up For A Webinar On Using Plant Nutrition To Improve Quality
The webinar takes place March 2, and covers how leading growers are using plant nutrition to minimize costs, reduce the number of factors they need to worry about, and lessen environmental impacts.
February 8, 2016
Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop
Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]
February 8, 2016
Gotham Greens Opens Newest Greenhouse In Queens, NY
The new facility, which was partially funded by grants based on reduced energy consumption, nearly triples Gotham Greens’ overall production capacity in New York.
February 8, 2016
Biocontrols And Next-Generation Production
Biocontrols are becoming much more established in greenhouse production. In some cases, it’s the next generation of growers that’s helping to support the adoption of this next generation of pest control. Travis Higginbotham, R&D Manager for Battlefield Farms, in Rapidan, VA, is a great example. Brought on in 2014, he is helping Battlefield take the next step in product development, as well as become more efficient as a business and adapt to new technologies and demands from their customers with a more proactive approach. Higginbotham will share information on Battlefield’s nematode program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference and Expo, March 3-4, 2016 in Monterey, CA. We asked him about the details involved with building a new biocontrols program, as well as the future of sustainability in greenhouse production. Q: What are the differences in costs involved in using biocontrols? What costs should growers consider, aside from the hard costs […]
February 4, 2016
Biocontrols 2016 Conference Offers Insights And Learning Opportunities For Greenhouse Growers
The Biocontrols 2016 Conference & Expo, which takes place March 3-4, 2016, in Monterey, CA, brings together growers, pest control advisers, suppliers, researchers, and other segments of the industry to share the latest information on biochemicals, microbial pesticides, and beneficials, and help you put biocontrols to work in your operation.
January 30, 2016
Texas A&M Extension Hosting Aquaponics Workshop In February
During the workshop, which takes place on Feb. 27, participants will help assemble and set up a fully functional aquaponics system.
January 29, 2016
Bioworks Releases New Higher Nitrogen Fertilizer For Ornamental Crops
Verdanta N-Vita 9-4-3 promotes foliar growth and features a slow release process, making nutrients available for a longer period of time.
January 19, 2016
EPA Approves Syngenta’s Mural Fungicide For Use On Several Ornamental Crops
Mural contains two active ingredients and is designed to provide broad-spectrum control of a wide range of root and foliar diseases.
January 14, 2016
Managing Electrical Conductivity (EC) For Hydroponic Basil Production
Does nutrient solution EC make a difference in the growth of hydroponic basil under different daily light integrals? Find out what Iowa State University research says.
January 13, 2016
Manage Soil Moisture For Proper Irrigation Of English Lavender
One challenge with growing English lavender is managing soil moisture. Researchers find out how much drought ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Munstead’ lavenders can tolerate.
January 12, 2016
EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment For Imidacloprid
The assessment, which will soon be open for public comment, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators.
January 7, 2016
Fertilizer Manufacturers Aim To Deliver Sustainable Solutions
Industry experts discuss the latest trends to help ensure 2016 is your best year yet.
December 30, 2015
Vestaron’s Spear Bioinsecticide No Longer Carries Bee Toxicity Warning
Following a review that shows it has no detrimental effect on honeybees, EPA has removed the bee toxicity warning statement from Spear.
December 26, 2015
Increase Planting Densities To Increase Hydroponic Basil Yields
Researchers determine if growers can increase basil yield in hydroponic systems through increasing planting density under different daily light intervals.
December 16, 2015
Syngenta Launches Two New Fungicides For The Ornamental Market
Solatenol and oxathiapiprolin, each with unique active ingredients, should be available to growers in early 2016.