May 6, 2014
Cascade Cuts Gains International Network With Early Biocontrol Use
A journey just over the United States’ border led Cascade Cuts of Bellingham, Wash., to begin using biocontrols. Alison Kutz, owner of Cascade Cuts greenhouses, explains the challenges and opportunities brought about with biocontrol implementation.
April 29, 2014
Industry Perspective: Systemic Insecticides And Bees: Are We Revisiting “Silent Spring”?
The impact of systemic insecticides on bees and other pollinators is not new phenomenon. Kansas State University Entomology Professor Raymond Cloyd says we, as an industry, need to work together to provide unbiased information that is based in sound science.
March 25, 2014
Biological Control Of Thrips With Orius Insidiosus
<i>Orius insidiosus</i> is a common biological control agent used to manage thrips. Iin this episode of FloriCAST, get a quick review of western flower thrips and how <i>Orius insidiosus</i> helps control them in the greenhouse.
March 18, 2014
Bailey Nurseries To Eliminate Foliar Treatments In Container And Bareroot Fields With Three Neonicotinoid Insecticides
The wholesale grower will eliminate all foliar treatments made with the three named neonicotinoid insecticides – Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam.
March 18, 2014
Background On Neonicotinoid Insecticides From Bailey Nurseries’ Plant Health Manager Jean-Marc Versolato
Plant Health Manager Jean-Marc Versolato, who has been involved in industry-wide discussions regarding this issue, reviewed related research shares background information on neonicotinoid insecticides.
February 26, 2014
Has Neonicotinoid Legislation Affected Your Business?
Bee death and colony collapse have been in the headlines of the mainstream media as well as the horticulture and agriculture industries. There have been many theories about what has caused these problems, and the latest debate involves neonicotinoid insecticides. Please take our poll and tell us how you feel about this issue.
February 19, 2014
Pork & Plants Uses Biocontrols To Maintain Effective Pest Control
Co-owner Maria Kreidermacher explains how biocontrols became a necessity, what growers should look for in suppliers and how to go about assimilating them into application methods.
February 14, 2014
AzaGuard Label To Include Hydroponic Applications For Improved Insect Control In Water
BioSafe Systems announced that AzaGuard is now labeled for hydroponic applications. The hydroponic application would control the immature stages of foliar and soil-borne insects in hydroponic systems. It is helpful for growers who are looking for a way to effectively treat larvae and nymphs in the water.