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.
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.