Ambrosia Beetle

April 7, 2017

Tips On How to ID Ambrosia Beetle Damage, And How to Control it

Ambrosia beetles are often overlooked as being a primary cause of plant loss, but research and experience are proving otherwise.

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Dramm Low Volume Coldfogger Sprayer

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.

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Koppert feature

April 2, 2017

Using Bees in the Greenhouse for Natural Pollination

As the greenhouse produce industry continues to work toward keeping up with year-round demand for locally grown food, growers are finding that natural pollination is one way to increase yield, improve fruit quality, and reduce labor.

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Pythium

March 27, 2017

Florida Ornamental Growers Took a Hit in 2016 Thanks to Wet Weather

While damage figures from the 2015-2016 winter rains are still being compiled, researchers have found that Phytophthora and Pythium caused severe destruction in many plants.

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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.

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Oat Grass Banker System feature

March 20, 2017

How You Can Market the Benefits of Biocontrols

Educating retailers and end consumers about the use of biocontrols and why it’s important has helped Fessler Nursery gain new customers and profits.

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March 20, 2017

Neonic Insect Control Alternative Offers Favorable Profile for Honeybees and Bumblebees

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.

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RISE New logo

March 13, 2017

RISE’s New Logo Designed to Emphasize Environmental Focus

Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE), a national association representing manufacturers, formulators, and distributors of specialty pesticides and fertilizers, has unveiled an updated logo.

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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.

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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.

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Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus on Osteospormum

February 23, 2017

4 Pathogens to Prepare For in 2017

Early detection of disease and virus symptoms in the greenhouse is critical. One expert says there are a few pathogens in particular that growers should be monitoring.

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Remote Sensing Feature

February 12, 2017

Using Remote Sensing to Optimize IPM in Greenhouses

Researchers at the University of California Davis are developing advanced remote sensing technologies to automate detection of insect pest infestations in greenhouses, which could revolutionize integrated pest management practices.

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