Whitefly adult

October 13, 2017

Researchers Continue to Keep Close Tabs on Whitefly

Dr. Lance Osborne of the University of Florida and Dr. Cindy McKenzie of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service are evaluating insecticide efficacy and the impact of product rotations on whitefly biotype populations.

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Mark Schneid

October 11, 2017

Bayer’s New Head of Environmental Science Has Roots in Horticulture

Mark Schneid says one of the biggest challenges the industry faces is the constantly evolving customer — particularly among millennials.

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BASF Pageant

September 29, 2017

New Fungicide Provides Production and Postharvest Disease Control in Ornamental Crops

Pageant TR from BASF controls seven key diseases, and can be used both in the greenhouse and in trucks that are on their way to a retail site.

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September 29, 2017

Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream

The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]

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Chrysanthemum ‘Stephany Yellow’

September 27, 2017

Tips on Growing Garden Mums for Fall Sales

The University of Massachusetts offers an online guide on best production practices for mums, including handling rooted cuttings, container production, fertilization, and more.

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Ascochyta in chrysanthemum

September 27, 2017

14 Common Chrysanthemum Diseases to Monitor

Penn State University Extension features a section on its website devoted to diseases commonly found in chrysanthemums.

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OHP Biosolutions

September 26, 2017

OHP Acquired by AMVAC, But Will Continue to Operate As Normal

AMVAC has acquired OHP and its chemical and biological crop protection solutions for the greenhouse and nursery markets. The deal will close in early October, and there will be no changes to staff, products, or operations.

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Oasis PlantPaper

September 25, 2017

Oasis Introduces New Biodegradable Paper Wrap for Plant Propagation

PlantPaper is an all-natural, bio-based, wrap media that contains no glue and provides more effective rooting.

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LM-Bark 1 (Lambert Peat Moss)

September 25, 2017

European Growing Media Manufacturers Face Challenging Market Conditions

Rising costs and a poor harvest have created challenging conditions for the growing media industry in 2017, according to the UK-based Growing Media Association.

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Helleborus Bloom at Pacific Plug and Liner feature

September 25, 2017

Tips From a Pro on Hellebore Production

Turn out great-looking hellebores with these simple tips for growing, transplanting, and finishing.

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September 19, 2017

Here’s Your Chance to Earn CEUs in Weed Management

The University of Florida is offering a new online training course covering weed management in the greenhouse. The course offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for growers in many states.

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Boxwood Blight

September 19, 2017

Concerned About Boxwood Blight? Here Are Some Updated Management Tips

AmericanHort’s Horticultural Research Institute has released an updated version of its boxwood blight Best Management Practices document.

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