Christmas Cactus

May 18, 2017

How to Increase Branching and Flower Bud Production of Christmas Cactus

Based on research completed at North Carolina State University, here are some methods for increasing branching and flower bud production of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii).

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Herbicide Drift in the Greenhouse

May 15, 2017

How to Identify and Mitigate Herbicide Contamination in the Greenhouse

Herbicides applied off-site or within the greenhouse can significantly damage ornamental and edible crops. Beth Scheckelhoff, an Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at The Ohio State University, provides some examples and basic recommendations for mitigating and preventing herbicide contamination and injury in the future.

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May 4, 2017

Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available

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.

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Bumblebees

May 2, 2017

Pollinator Update: The Bumblebee on the Endangered List and What That Means to You

With plenty of attention being placed on pollinator health around the country and the world, here’s what you need to know.

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Florikan Space Technology Hall of Fame

April 25, 2017

Out-Of-This-World Plant Nutrition: Fertilizer Company Inducted Into Space Technology Hall of Fame

NASA scientists are growing vegetables on the International Space Station using Florikan’s controlled release fertilizer.

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OHP Biosolutions

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.

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Dramm Low Volume Coldfogger Sprayer

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.

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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.

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Oat Grass Banker System feature

March 20, 2017

How You Can Market the Benefits of Biocontrols

Educating retailers and end consumers about the use of biocontrols and why it’s important has helped Fessler Nursery gain new customers and profits.

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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.

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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.

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Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus on Osteospormum

February 23, 2017

4 Pathogens to Prepare For in 2017

Early detection of disease and virus symptoms in the greenhouse is critical. One expert says there are a few pathogens in particular that growers should be monitoring.

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