Travis Higginbotham

February 8, 2016

Biocontrols And Next-Generation Production

Biocontrols are becoming much more established in greenhouse production. In some cases, it’s the next generation of growers that’s helping to support the adoption of this next generation of pest control. Travis Higginbotham, R&D Manager for Battlefield Farms, in Rapidan, VA, is a great example. Brought on in 2014, he is helping Battlefield take the next step in product development, as well as become more efficient as a business and adapt to new technologies and demands from their customers with a more proactive approach. Higginbotham will share information on Battlefield’s nematode program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference and Expo, March 3-4, 2016 in Monterey, CA. We asked him about the details involved with building a new biocontrols program, as well as the future of sustainability in greenhouse production. Q: What are the differences in costs involved in using biocontrols? What costs should growers consider, aside from the hard costs […]

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Biocontrols Conference and Expo 2016

February 4, 2016

Biocontrols 2016 Conference Offers Insights And Learning Opportunities For Greenhouse Growers

The Biocontrols 2016 Conference & Expo, which takes place March 3-4, 2016, in Monterey, CA, brings together growers, pest control advisers, suppliers, researchers, and other segments of the industry to share the latest information on biochemicals, microbial pesticides, and beneficials, and help you put biocontrols to work in your operation.

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Fertilizer Rates Feature Image

January 29, 2016

Bioworks Releases New Higher Nitrogen Fertilizer For Ornamental Crops

Verdanta N-Vita 9-4-3 promotes foliar growth and features a slow release process, making nutrients available for a longer period of time.

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Primula acaulis, Botrytis, Disease, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies

January 19, 2016

EPA Approves Syngenta’s Mural Fungicide For Use On Several Ornamental Crops

Mural contains two active ingredients and is designed to provide broad-spectrum control of a wide range of root and foliar diseases.

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January 12, 2016

EPA Releases Preliminary Risk Assessment For Imidacloprid

The assessment, which will soon be open for public comment, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to hives when the pesticide comes in contact with certain crops that attract pollinators.

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Primrose Downward Leaf Roll From Calcium Deficiency

January 11, 2016

How Calcium Plays A Critical Role In Plant Health

Supply vegetables and poinsettias with a healthy amount of calcium to avoid tip and leaf burn.

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Sustane Research Greenhouse 2015

January 7, 2016

Fertilizer Manufacturers Aim To Deliver Sustainable Solutions

Industry experts discuss the latest trends to help ensure 2016 is your best year yet.

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Vestaron

December 30, 2015

Vestaron’s Spear Bioinsecticide No Longer Carries Bee Toxicity Warning

Following a review that shows it has no detrimental effect on honeybees, EPA has removed the bee toxicity warning statement from Spear.

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How To Overcome Downy Mildew Spread On Impatiens

December 16, 2015

Syngenta Launches Two New Fungicides For The Ornamental Market

Solatenol and oxathiapiprolin, each with unique active ingredients, should be available to growers in early 2016.

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Biocontrols Conference and Expo 2016

December 15, 2015

Mark Your Calendars For The Second Annual Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference And Expo

Produced by Meister Media Worldwide in cooperation with the Biopesticide Industry Alliance, the event brings together growers, pest control advisors, researchers, biocontrols suppliers, and everyone who plays a role in this crucial element of integrated pest management programs.

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Gerbera Yellow Sticky Card

December 10, 2015

Michigan State Offers Free Download Of Bulletin Covering Biocontrol Agents For Greenhouse Pests

The new fact sheet provides photos and lists commercially available beneficial insects, their target insects, and key facts about biocontrol agents.

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Landmark Open-Bottom Tray

December 8, 2015

Landmark Plastic Addresses Retailer Capillary Mat Requirements With Open-Bottom Trade Gallon Tray

With the availability of water being the number one global risk based on its overall impact to society, it’s no surprise that big name retailers like Walmart, The Home Depot and Lowe’s have taken aggressive steps to reduce their water consumption at store level. More specifically, for the Spring 2016 selling season, Walmart has mandated that its horticultural partners be capillary mat compliant. This means that plants typically watered top-down will now be required to be watered through a sophisticated watering mat that helps saturate the plants from the bottom up. To help growers embrace this new requirement, Landmark Plastic has developed a new trade gallon tray with an open bottom that enables plants to be watered from the roots up. This not only helps utilize water more efficiently, but also helps retailers reduce labor costs associated with the task of watering. “We’ve made it our business to solve problems […]

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