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.
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.
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 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.
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.
November 23, 2016
Tips On How To Prevent Aerial Blight Spread In Poinsettias
According to Michigan State University experts, certain species of the pathogen Phytophthora, which is typically thought of as a root rot, can also cause issues above-ground.
October 13, 2016
BioSafe’s New Hort Sales Rep Says Water Regulation And Disease Pressure Are Biggest Industry Challenges
Eric Smith, BioSafe Systems’ New Horticultural Technical Sales Representative, has several years of experience that he says will help him when working with growers on critical issues facing them.
October 4, 2016
Crop Protection Manufacturers Detail 2017 Early Order Discounts
Greenhouse Grower asked crop protection product manufacturers to send us the details for their 2017 Early Order Discount Programs and ongoing rebate programs, to provide you with a compiled knowledge resource of all discount offers at a time when you're making decisions for 2017.
September 28, 2016
Tips For Managing Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus In Mums
According to a report from Michigan State University, symptoms of tomato spotted wilt virus on chrysanthemum include yellow blotching and rings, necrotic lesions, and stem collapse.
August 21, 2016
Three Diseases To Watch For In Cannabis Production
The development of root rot, powdery mildew, and leaf septoria can damage cannabis to the point of complete crop loss.
August 12, 2016
How You Can Control Downy Mildew In Coleus, Roses, And Other Crops
Downy mildew diseases are potentially devastating to ornamental crops and at the very least can cause unsightly damage. Check out the latest research and recommendations for preventing it.
June 21, 2016
New Mode Of Action From BASF Offers Deeper Disease Control
When it comes to disease control, you need all the help you can get. BASF recently hosted growers, Extension personnel, and trade media to present its newest fungicide with two active ingredients, offering dual modes of action.
May 24, 2016
OHP’s Triathlon Biofungicide Now Listed By The Organic Materials Review Institute
Triathlon BA is a broad-spectrum preventative biofungicide that provides control of many foliar and soilborne diseases in ornamentals and herbs.
April 28, 2016
Holistic, Integrated Approach To Pest Control Rooted In Research
Greenhouse growers have been practicing integrated pest management for decades, but it’s becoming increasingly more important with the continued scrutiny of conventional pest control by a number of “regulators” — government, retail, and consumers. I just returned from Meister Media Worldwide’s Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference, in Monterey, CA, at the beginning of March this year, which served 450 attendees and 50 exhibiting supplier companies. It’s clear from the presentations and the growing attendance at this specialized event — now only in its second year — that use of biocontrols in IPM will continue to be adopted widely, as more growers get past their personal hurdles of doubt and intimidation, and embrace a new way to approach pest and disease control. Many growers think of using biocontrols as an all-or-nothing approach, but ultimately, IPM is about balance. Growers will need to continue to focus on IPM, integrating chemistry with biology, because […]