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.

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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.

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March 25, 2014

Be Informed About Neonicotinoids And Pollinators

Four Star Greenhouse's Dennis Crum shares his thoughts on how ornamental greenhouse production fits into the debate on neonicotinoids and pollinators.

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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.

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March 25, 2014

Introduction To Banker Plant Systems

Learn more about how banker plants help biological controls and how they might be useful in your pest management program in this episode of FloriCAST.

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As directed by EPA, the bee hazard icon appears in the Directions For Use for each application site for specific use restrictions and instructions to protect bee and other pollinators.

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.

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As directed by EPA, the bee hazard icon appears in the Directions For Use for each application site for specific use restrictions and instructions to protect bee and other pollinators.

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.

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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.

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February 24, 2014

BioSafe Systems Launches HOLDit Adjuvant

BioSafe Systems has introduced HOLDit, an effective, easy-to-use adjuvant that reduces drift risk and maximizes pesticide performance.

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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.

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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.

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January 22, 2014

BotaniGard Provides Biological Insect Control

BotaniGard biological insecticide controls whiteflies, thrips and aphids — even resistant strains.

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