March 15, 2016
How To Identify Different Root Rots In The Greenhouse
Root rots can cause similar symptoms on hosts. Here are some tips for scouting in your greenhouse.
March 11, 2016
Manage Botrytis With These Cultural And Fungicide Control Options
High relative humidity and low temperatures in the greenhouse open the way for Botrytis to develop on plants. A mix of cultural and fungicide control options will help you manage this common disease effectively.
March 8, 2016
France-Based InVivo Acquiring Bioline, Syngenta’s Biocontrols Subsidiary
Bioline, a subsidiary of Syngenta, specializes in the production and marketing of biological control agents, and in particular macroorganisms active against insect pests in fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
March 1, 2016
Bayer Opens New Greenhouse Research Facility In West Sacramento
The $12 million facility will feature two new high-tech greenhouses that will be used in the development of new solutions in vegetable seeds and biologicals.
February 20, 2016
Hydrogel Technology Means Growers And Their Customers Can Water Plants Less
Water and nutrient management are critical elements for quality plant production in the greenhouse. Maintaining the right amounts of available moisture and fertilizer at all times can be pretty labor intensive, but there are tools available to help you keep these inputs at optimum levels as efficiently as possible. Recently, we visited Evonik Industries’ North Carolina production plant for to see how one of these products — Stockosorb — is made, how it works, and learn the benefits of incorporating these tools in your own operation. Learn more about Evonik Industries’ Stockosorb hydrogel product on the Stockosorb website.
February 17, 2016
Why It’s Important To Stay One Step Ahead Of Thrips
Keep thrips populations in check and avoid pesticide resistance by using spray and drench products known for their effectiveness.
February 16, 2016
University Of Florida Researchers Join Multi-State Battle Against Rose Rosette Disease
The collaborative effort to stem off the threat of rose rosette involves early detection and the development of new compounds to help plants defend themselves.
February 12, 2016
Managing Air Temperatures For Basil Growth And Development
Iowa State University researchers determine if increases in air temperatures can increase growth and shorten production times for basil.
February 12, 2016
AmericanHort Applauds USDA Announcement Of Almost $60 Million In Funding To Protect Ornamental Plants From Pests And Diseases
The funding from the 2014 Farm Bill will be used to cover projects such as plant certification, clean stock for high-value crops, and invasive insects and diseases.
February 8, 2016
Register Now For Biocontrols USA 2016 Workshop
Biocontrol is becoming a mainstream part of growing plants commercially. Every good program starts with quality products and a good supply chain. Register now to join us from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on March 4, following the conclusion of the education program at the Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA for a special event that will help you improve your biocontrols program. In this informative, real-world workshop led by biocontrols expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, you’ll learn: The key players that are producing beneficials How to check product quality once you get them The latest trends and practices growers are using to implement beneficials into their programs Important pitfalls to avoid. A roundup of the current biocontrol research that can help you be more successful in your production practices this season. Wainwright-Evans, a pest management specialist, has been involved in the green industry for more than two […]
January 29, 2016
Bioworks Releases New Higher Nitrogen Fertilizer For Ornamental Crops
Verdanta N-Vita 9-4-3 promotes foliar growth and features a slow release process, making nutrients available for a longer period of time.