June 2, 2016
Breaking News: Florida Growers Reporting Major Whitefly Management Problems
Reports have come from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach County that whitefly populations in landscapes are reaching unprecedented levels and are not responding to pesticide applications. Biotype-Q has been found in four different communities. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Science researchers are working with USDA-APHIS, USDA-ARS, the Florida Department of Agriculture, and growers and landscape professionals to manage the developing problem.
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.
May 11, 2016
SePRO Launches Summer Insecticide Management Program For Ornamental Growers
The program is designed to help growers use SePRO’s insect management tools to prevent plant damage from a variety of pests.
April 26, 2016
Cicadas Set To Emerge In Several Eastern States This Spring
While there’s no immediate cause for alarm, experts say the cicada’s egg-laying process can damage woody ornamentals and make them vulnerable to diseases.
April 25, 2016
Plant Growth Regulator Use Can Affect Biological Pest Control
The use of plant growth regulators may negatively influence the outcome of biological control programs, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
April 22, 2016
Beneficial Insectary Increasing Production Of Three Biocontrol Tools For Ornamental Growers
The company is now producing Orius insidiosus, Dalotia coriaria, and Dicyphus hesperus at its California facility, reducing the transit time of perishable biocontrols between producer and grower.
April 21, 2016
Michigan State University Offers Tips On Greenhouse Soil Testing
Improper pH and higher than adequate nutrient levels are among the many reasons for regular soil testing.
April 18, 2016
4 Things You Need To Know About Implementing Biological Controls
Biocontrols are useful alternatives to traditional pesticides that provide effective pest control in the greenhouse. Here are four ways to get started successfully.
April 14, 2016
Bayer’s New Ornamentals Business Manager Aims To Help Growers Simplify Their Pest Management Programs
John Wendorf, who previously managed BFG Supply’s grower division, says when Bayer launches into the ornamentals market this November, growers will have access to a wealth of resources, including a dedicated team focused on ornamentals growers.
March 22, 2016
Canada Implements New Voluntary Biosecurity Standard For Greenhouse Industry
The voluntary standard is designed to protect the greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture industries from invasive plant pests.
March 22, 2016
EPA Approves Syngenta’s Mainspring GNL Insecticide For Use In Greenhouses
Featuring the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, Mainspring GNL provides broad-spectrum control of key pests, such as thrips, whiteflies, aphids, caterpillars, leafminers, and leaf-feeding beetles.