May 12, 2018
Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis is an International Challenge
Clemson University’s research team is exploring Botrytis in cut roses to find out how to help you maintain postharvest crop quality by avoiding fungicide resistance.
May 5, 2018
Michigan State Experts Offer Tips on Managing Xanthomonas in Begonias
After receiving numerous samples from across the state of begonias testing positive for Xanthomonas, experts at the university have developed a series of articles aimed at helping growers identify and control this disease.
May 2, 2018
OHP Fills Big Shoes With Latest Hire
OHP Inc., provider of pest control products and services for the greenhouse and nursery production industry, has found a replacement for longtime company leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. Troy Bettner has officially joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He was most recently working for Helm Agro, another agricultural-based provider of pest control chemistries. In addition to his time as marketing business development leader at Helm, Bettner has logged many years in the horticulture industry. “We’re thrilled to bring Troy on board to lead our sales and marketing efforts,” stated Dan Stahl, OHP VP and GM. “With his industry experience, Troy has all the qualities to help lead OHP into the future.” Bettner holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University. He, his wife, and three children live in Carmel, […]
March 10, 2018
Segovis Fungicide Now Available to Ornamental Growers in California, New York
Segovis, from Syngenta, features a unique active ingredient that helps control downy mildew and Phytophthora.
December 25, 2017
New Fungicide Helps Control Mildews and Rot in Ornamentals
Greenspire Global, Inc. has developed Procidic, a bactericide and fungicide that provides effective disease control without synthetics.
December 21, 2017
Dümmen Orange Confirms Presence of Xanthomonas in Begonia Stock
In a December 16 letter to its customers, Dümmen Orange said it had encountered an issue in its El Salvador-based Las Mercedes production facility, where bacterial leaf spot had been confirmed in begonia production.
December 21, 2017
Plantpeddler Provides Guidelines for Xanthomonas Bacterial Leaf Spot in Begonias
A leading producer of Begonia young plant liners and finished plants, Cresco, IA-based Plantpeddler has issued the following informational guidelines on Bacterial Leaf Spot in Begonias.
December 18, 2017
California Growers Have a New Disease Control Tool
BASF’s Orkestra Intrinsic fungicide has been approved in California for control of several ornamental plant diseases.
December 14, 2017
New Biofungicide Approved for Disease Control in Ornamentals
Certis USA recently introduced Carb-O-Nator, a new broad-spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot, and other diseases.
October 17, 2017
Rose Rosette Update: Research into Detection and Management Continues
Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., a national research team is encouraged by the amount of information learned, but admits having a way to go before finding how to overcome the deadly problem.
October 17, 2017
How One Grower is Battling Botrytis with a New Biological
CropKing in Lodi, OH, recently began using a new beneficial fungus in its fight against Botrytis in its greenhouse tomatoes. So far, the results have been promising.
September 29, 2017
New Fungicide Provides Production and Postharvest Disease Control in Ornamental Crops
Pageant TR from BASF controls seven key diseases, and can be used both in the greenhouse and in trucks that are on their way to a retail site.
September 19, 2017
Concerned About Boxwood Blight? Here Are Some Updated Management Tips
AmericanHort’s Horticultural Research Institute has released an updated version of its boxwood blight Best Management Practices document.
September 9, 2017
Howler Biological Fungicide from AgBiome Gains EPA Approval
Howler provides preventive, long-lasting activity on a broad spectrum of soilborne and foliar diseases, with no special handling or storage required.