April 14, 2017
How to Trial a New Product Before You Use It in Your Greenhouse
Before you apply a new product on a plant, you want to make sure it is safe and effective. Technical experts from Kemin have compiled a five-step guide designed to help you measure the benefits of a new product you want to incorporate into your operation.
April 13, 2017
Research Team Seeking Feedback From Hydroponic Growers
Are you a hydroponic grower of food crops? If so, Michigan State University and Iowa State University researchers are looking for your input.
April 8, 2017
OHP Enters Biocontrols Market With New Product Line
The OHP Biosolutions program will feature insecticides, fungicides, and other products designed to address the expanding segment of growers who use biological products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.