Pythium

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.

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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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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.

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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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Remote Sensing Feature

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.

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Purple fountain grass

February 9, 2017

Bulking and Height Control of Purple Fountain Grass With Plant Growth Regulators

In the second article of a two-part series, researchers discuss methods for using plant growth regulators to bulk purple fountain grass and regulate its height.

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Boxwood Blight

February 7, 2017

Boxwood Blight Detection in Illinois Has Growers on Alert

Symptoms of boxwood blight, which can spread quickly in production facilities, include leaf spots, stem cankers, and defoliation.

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Adult Thrips feature

January 25, 2017

Tips to Stay Ahead of Aphids, Mites, and Thrips

Control these persistent pests with innovative chemistries that will expand your rotation options with new modes of action.

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January 24, 2017

AmericanHort Issues Call to Action on Safeguarding Pyrethroids

Synthetic pyrethroids, a class of insecticides for nursery and floriculture production and landscape management, are undergoing an EPA registration review with a focus on certain potential environmental effects.

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