University of Florida Plant Irrigation System

November 13, 2015

New Automated Irrigation Technology Could Help Nurseries Save Water And Money

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, along with an automation technology company, have developed a web-based irrigation system that saved 21 percent in water use without reducing growth of container-grown landscape plants.

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PittMoss is an engineered fiber, comprised of recycled newspaper and other natural materials, that has been processed to better hold air and water while delivering nutrients to the plant

November 12, 2015

The Latest Advancements In Growing Media And Soils

From increased automation to new soil amendments and water-saving technologies, media manufacturers offer sustainability-focused solutions to meet growers’ unique needs.

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USDA Whistleblower Case

November 3, 2015

USDA Bee Scientist Alleges He Was Punished For Reporting On Neonicotinoids

Entomologist Jonathan Lundgren has filed a whistleblower complaint alleging USDA retaliated against him because of his research on the adverse effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees and monarch butterflies.

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Dominik Neisser, Vivero International

October 19, 2015

Vivero Internacional Hires Dominik Neisser As Its New Technical Support Manager

Neisser will work with grower customers who have received cuttings from Vivero, while providing technical support for the company’s products.

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Horticultural Label Applicators (Gold Seal)

October 15, 2015

6 Tag And Label Products That Add Value To Greenhouse Products

Tags and labels today need to add more than just visual appeal. They carry helpful information that can educate and inspire the consumer, adding value to your products. Check out these new options in tag and label technology.

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October 14, 2015

New On-Demand Printer Provides Durable, High-Quality Tags

New technology in on-demand printing will soon be available to growers from Primera Technology Incorporated. The GP3000, a new on-demand, full-color tag, stake and label printer, prints on both sides of tags, stakes and labels with inks that are highly water- and UV-resistant.

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October 13, 2015

Bayer CropScience And OHP To End Marketing Partnership In October 2016

The move allows Bayer to market its ornamental products directly to greenhouses and nurseries, although OHP will still service a limited line of Bayer products.

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RISE 2015 Governing Board

October 13, 2015

RISE Annual Meeting Celebrates 25 Years of Industry Advocacy

The annual meeting for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), held the last week of September in Orlando, was more than just presentations, awards and the election of new officers. It was also a celebration of 25 years as a leading advocate for the specialty pesticide and fertilizer industries.

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October 9, 2015

New Biochemical Miticide Is Designed To Combat Varroa Mites In Beehives

EPA recently registered Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), which is intended to fit into a rotation program to battle resistance.

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October 7, 2015

Ball FloraPlant Eliminates Neonicotinoid Use On Its Offshore Cuttings Farms

Ball FloraPlant has announced its offshore cuttings farms did not use neonicotinoid-based pest management chemicals during its spring crop production last shipping season, and will continue to be neonic free this year. Instead, the company and its greenhouse managers have relied on alternative means to supply insect-free cuttings to its global customer base.

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Nemasys And Millenium Beneficial Nematodes from BASFm_Nematodes

October 7, 2015

How BASF’s UK Biological Production Facility Expansion Affects U.S. Growers

BASF has expanded its biologicals production facility in Littlehampton, UK. The new capacity increases the company’s ability to double the production of beneficial nematodes and inoculants.

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