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 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 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.
July 7, 2017
New Tools for Your Crop Protection Arsenal in the Greenhouse
Over the past few months, crop protection companies have developed several new products designed to help you manage a wide range of insect and disease pests. Here’s a look at some of them.
May 30, 2017
BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control
BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.
May 10, 2017
A Refresher on Botrytis Management in the Greenhouse
When the weather is moist and humid, susceptible greenhouse plants may need to be protected from Botrytis cinerea, a fungus that causes leaf spots, blighting, and stem cankers.
May 5, 2017
New Bactericide/Fungicide from BioSafe Systems Helps Manage Foliar Diseases
BioSafe Systems has introduced PerCarb, a broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide for use in greenhouse fruits and vegetables, as well as other crops.
March 27, 2017
Florida Ornamental Growers Took a Hit in 2016 Thanks to Wet Weather
While damage figures from the 2015-2016 winter rains are still being compiled, researchers have found that Phytophthora and Pythium caused severe destruction in many plants.
March 20, 2017
AgBiome’s New Zio Biofungicide Receives EPA Registration
The new biofungicide is the first product from AgBiome, and will be marketed by SePRO Corp. in the ornamentals market.
February 26, 2017
AgBiome Will Enter the Ornamentals Market With a New Biological Fungicide
AgBiome, a young company with teammates steeped in decades of experience in the crop protection world, sees an opportunity to bring products to market that fill the existing gaps in plant protection. The company has partnered with SePRO to market and distribute Zio, a biological fungicide expecting EPA registration this spring.
February 7, 2017
Boxwood Blight Detection in Illinois Has Growers on Alert
Symptoms of boxwood blight, which can spread quickly in production facilities, include leaf spots, stem cankers, and defoliation.
December 24, 2016
How Agronomic Programs Can Help You Successfully Manage Pests
To prevent problems before they start, make an agronomic program an essential part of your production plan.
December 19, 2016
Funding Allocated for Several Horticulture Pest Research Initiatives
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has allocated millions in funding to research plant pests such as boxwood blight, downy mildew, and phytophthora.
November 23, 2016
Tips On How To Prevent Aerial Blight Spread In Poinsettias
According to Michigan State University experts, certain species of the pathogen Phytophthora, which is typically thought of as a root rot, can also cause issues above-ground.
October 13, 2016
BioSafe’s New Hort Sales Rep Says Water Regulation And Disease Pressure Are Biggest Industry Challenges
Eric Smith, BioSafe Systems’ New Horticultural Technical Sales Representative, has several years of experience that he says will help him when working with growers on critical issues facing them.