February 5, 2016
Sign Up For A Webinar On Using Plant Nutrition To Improve Quality
The webinar takes place March 2, and covers how leading growers are using plant nutrition to minimize costs, reduce the number of factors they need to worry about, and lessen environmental impacts.
February 12, 2016
Managing Air Temperatures For Basil Growth And Development
Iowa State University researchers determine if increases in air temperatures can increase growth and shorten production times for basil.
February 12, 2016
AmericanHort Applauds USDA Announcement Of Almost $60 Million In Funding To Protect Ornamental Plants From Pests And Diseases
The funding from the 2014 Farm Bill will be used to cover projects such as plant certification, clean stock for high-value crops, and invasive insects and diseases.
February 12, 2016
Biological Pest Control Starts With Accounting For Pesticide Compatibility
When pest pressure is high, biological controls alone may not be enough to take care of the problem. Make sure that any pesticides you use won’t harm the beneficials hard at work in your greenhouse.
February 8, 2016
Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop
Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]