Parisitic Wasp Aphidius colemani

April 25, 2016

Plant Growth Regulator Use Can Affect Biological Pest Control

The use of plant growth regulators may negatively influence the outcome of biological control programs, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Beneficial Insectary Orius insidiosus

April 22, 2016

Beneficial Insectary Increasing Production Of Three Biocontrol Tools For Ornamental Growers

The company is now producing Orius insidiosus, Dalotia coriaria, and Dicyphus hesperus at its California facility, reducing the transit time of perishable biocontrols between producer and grower.

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April 21, 2016

Nutrient Supply Makes A Difference In Soil Media Testing

Research from the University of Massachusetts highlights the differences approaches to soil media testing, and when to use them.

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April 21, 2016

Michigan State University Offers Tips On Greenhouse Soil Testing

Improper pH and higher than adequate nutrient levels are among the many reasons for regular soil testing.

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CrownBees_Blue-Orchard-Bee-Female_Artz

April 21, 2016

Pollinator Update: Regulators And Retailers Are Influencing Pollinator Policy

While the Environmental Protection Agency conducts preliminary risk assessments of neonicotinoid pesticides and retailers phase them out, the industry focuses on promoting pollinator gardens.

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Parasitized aphid mummies, ladybird beetle larvae

April 18, 2016

4 Things You Need To Know About Implementing Biological Controls

Biocontrols are useful alternatives to traditional pesticides that provide effective pest control in the greenhouse. Here are four ways to get started successfully.

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John Wendorf Bayer Ornamentals

April 14, 2016

Bayer’s New Ornamentals Business Manager Aims To Help Growers Simplify Their Pest Management Programs

John Wendorf, who previously managed BFG Supply’s grower division, says when Bayer launches into the ornamentals market this November, growers will have access to a wealth of resources, including a dedicated team focused on ornamentals growers.

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Emerald Ash Borer

March 22, 2016

Canada Implements New Voluntary Biosecurity Standard For Greenhouse Industry

The voluntary standard is designed to protect the greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture industries from invasive plant pests.

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March 22, 2016

EPA Approves Syngenta’s Mainspring GNL Insecticide For Use In Greenhouses

Featuring the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, Mainspring GNL provides broad-spectrum control of key pests, such as thrips, whiteflies, aphids, caterpillars, leafminers, and leaf-feeding beetles.

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Black Root Rot on Vinca

March 15, 2016

How To Identify Different Root Rots In The Greenhouse

Root rots can cause similar symptoms on hosts. Here are some tips for scouting in your greenhouse.

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One symptom of Botrytis blight is gray, fuzzy sporulation on foliage and flowers, similar to that shown on the flower of this hibiscus

March 11, 2016

Manage Botrytis With These Cultural And Fungicide Control Options

High relative humidity and low temperatures in the greenhouse open the way for Botrytis to develop on plants. A mix of cultural and fungicide control options will help you manage this common disease effectively.

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Biocontrols and beneficials absolutely can be used in outdoor production, with the use of banker plant systems

March 8, 2016

France-Based InVivo Acquiring Bioline, Syngenta’s Biocontrols Subsidiary

Bioline, a subsidiary of Syngenta, specializes in the production and marketing of biological control agents, and in particular macroorganisms active against insect pests in fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

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