May 5, 2018

Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Managing Xanthomonas in Begonias

After receiving numerous samples from across the state of begonias testing positive for Xanthomonas, experts at the university have developed a series of articles aimed at helping growers identify and control this disease.

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Troy Bettner

May 2, 2018

OHP Fills Big Shoes With Latest Hire

OHP Inc., provider of pest control products and services for the greenhouse and nursery production industry, has found a replacement for longtime company leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. Troy Bettner has officially joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He was most recently working for Helm Agro, another agricultural-based provider of pest control chemistries. In addition to his time as marketing business development leader at Helm, Bettner has logged many years in the horticulture industry. “We’re thrilled to bring Troy on board to lead our sales and marketing efforts,” stated Dan Stahl, OHP VP and GM. “With his industry experience, Troy has all the qualities to help lead OHP into the future.” Bettner holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University. He, his wife, and three children live in Carmel, […]

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Bees on flowers

April 27, 2018

Searching for Pollinator Attractive Plants? A New Resource is Now Available

The IR-4 Project at Rutgers University recently launched a Plant Search website that allows visitors to search for pollinator-attractive plants by zip code, bloom period, sun/light requirements, and/or pollinator attractiveness.

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April 25, 2018

What the APHIS Plant Import Rules Restructuring Means for You

The federal regulation covers imports of live plants and pretty much any type of plant propagative material.

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Dallas Johnson Greenhouses

April 14, 2018

Kemin Forms Distribution Partnership With Plant Products

Under the agreement, Plant Products will be a Kemin Crop Technologies’ distributor in the northeastern U.S.

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April 13, 2018

Dümmen Orange Debuts New Rooting Technology

Basewell bare-root cuttings feature advanced root development and no growing media, which allows products to ship to growers from off-shore production locations, ready to transplant directly into the finish container.

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April 10, 2018

New Tool Helps Greenhouse Growers Analyze Irrigation Water Quality

The University of Connecticut and University of Florida have partnered to launch the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program.

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April 6, 2018

Using Data Loggers in the Greenhouse

The fifth article of this five-part series about the tools you need to measure environmental and cultural parameters in your greenhouse, you will learn why you should be using data loggers and how to best put them to use.

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Dallas Johnson Greenhouses

April 3, 2018

8 Ways to Boost Your Skills in Greenhouse Cost Management, Pest Control, and Water Treatment

The University of Florida’s upcoming four-week online training courses are designed to help your grower staff make better crop management decisions.

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April 2, 2018

Insect Management Tool From SePRO Registered in California

Hachi-Hachi SC is active on all life stages of insects such as thrips, aphids, and mealybugs.

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April 1, 2018

Meet Chili, NatureFresh Farms’ Pest-Detecting Canine

NatureFresh Farm’s newest employee may have four paws, but that doesn’t stop her from sniffing out a major pest problem.

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March 28, 2018

USDA Allocates $70 Million for Invasive Pest and Disease Research

The funding will be used to examine ways to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment.

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