November 14, 2011

Natural Industries Hires Product Development Director

Crop protection manufacturer Natural Industries has hired George Stallings as director of product development. Prior to joining Natural Industries, Stallings was a managing technical consultant for a variety of agribusiness firms, including Sipcam Agro USA, Syngenta, Scotts and Pace International. Previously, Stallings had spent four years as product development manager at Monsanto. Receiving his undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Stallings then went on to receive a Masters in Science Communications at Colorado State before graduating with honors and a PhD in Plant Science at the University of Idaho. “We are really excited about having George on our R&D team,” says Matt Kowalski, Natural Industries president. “His vast experience with developing innovative products for the domestic and international marketplace is key to our long-term expansion.” Stallings will primarily be responsible for managing Natural Industries’ commercial development program for existing and experimental biopesticides that are near registration, and to provide […]

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September 27, 2011

Pythium & Rhizoctonia vs. New Guinea Impatiens

How can you tell the difference between these two diseases in New Guinea Impatiens?

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September 27, 2011

Bleaching Disorder In Geranium

Management tips to prevent this response to heat stress in geraniums.

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September 27, 2011

Foliar Diseases On New Guinea Impatiens

What’s that spot on your New Guinea impatiens? This episode looks at some of the most common diseases found on this crop, including botrytis, INSV and leaf spots, and how to prevent them.

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September 27, 2011

The Perplexing Case Of The Diseased Gloxinia

What do you do about a crop of small and darkish green gloxinias? Listen to the clues and see if you can figure out what problem plagued this crop.

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September 27, 2011

Physiological Disorders On Garden Mums

Getting ready to start your fall garden mum crop? Check out these common but frustrating disorders and their causes in this episode from Brian Krug.

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September 27, 2011

Avoiding Stem Rot and Root Rot On Mums

Fungi and water molds are the main causes of stem and root rot on mums. Check out the symptoms and treatments for pythium, rhizoctonia, fusarium and other diseases.

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September 27, 2011

Case Of Geraniums In Decline

Play plant detective to determine what could cause necrotic speckling and pitting and eventually interveinal chlorosis in this geranium crop.

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September 27, 2011

Flower Blights Of Mum

Four main fungal diseases cause injury to mum flowers. Check out how they develop and how to avoid them.

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September 27, 2011

Finding Powdery Mildew In The Greenhouse

See powdery mildew symptoms on different crops and scouting tips.

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September 27, 2011

Chrysanthemum White Rust

Margery Daughtrey shares symptoms and preventive actions to defend against the most dreaded mum disease—chrysanthemum white rust.

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