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.
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.
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.
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.
January 12, 2017
Prevention and Early Intervention: The Keys to Biocontrol Success in Greenhouse Crops
Advance preparation and starting out right helps you implement an effective biocontrol program that reduces pest pressure.
January 10, 2017
Pest Management Workshop to Take Place in Virginia on Jan. 26
Battlefield Farms will host the workshop, which is being coordinated by Virginia Cooperative Extension and will focus on new techniques in disease and insect control.
January 2, 2017
Why You Need To Know What’s In Your Growing Media Mix
Before you buy growing media mixes or raw materials to mix your own custom blends, here are some important factors to consider.
December 25, 2016
Grow-Tech Patents Plug Designed for Tissue Culture
The ZenPlug from Grow-Tech is used for tissue culture in orchids and difficult-to-root cuttings, and is one of several products recently developed by Grow-Tech.
December 24, 2016
How Agronomic Programs Can Help You Successfully Manage Pests
To prevent problems before they start, make an agronomic program an essential part of your production plan.
December 19, 2016
Funding Allocated for Several Horticulture Pest Research Initiatives
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has allocated millions in funding to research plant pests such as boxwood blight, downy mildew, and phytophthora.