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.
April 28, 2016
Holistic, Integrated Approach To Pest Control Rooted In Research
Greenhouse growers have been practicing integrated pest management for decades, but it’s becoming increasingly more important with the continued scrutiny of conventional pest control by a number of “regulators” — government, retail, and consumers. I just returned from Meister Media Worldwide’s Biocontrols USA 2016 Conference, in Monterey, CA, at the beginning of March this year, which served 450 attendees and 50 exhibiting supplier companies. It’s clear from the presentations and the growing attendance at this specialized event — now only in its second year — that use of biocontrols in IPM will continue to be adopted widely, as more growers get past their personal hurdles of doubt and intimidation, and embrace a new way to approach pest and disease control. Many growers think of using biocontrols as an all-or-nothing approach, but ultimately, IPM is about balance. Growers will need to continue to focus on IPM, integrating chemistry with biology, because […]
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.
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
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 19, 2016
EPA Approves Syngenta’s Mural Fungicide For Use On Several Ornamental Crops
Mural contains two active ingredients and is designed to provide broad-spectrum control of a wide range of root and foliar diseases.
December 16, 2015
Syngenta Launches Two New Fungicides For The Ornamental Market
Solatenol and oxathiapiprolin, each with unique active ingredients, should be available to growers in early 2016.
November 19, 2015
Florida Researchers Help Ornamental Growers Reduce Fungicide Use In Phytophthora Control
A team of scientists at the University of Florida have found a way to help growers reduce pesticide use and potentially save millions for the ornamental industry.
October 7, 2015
How BASF’s UK Biological Production Facility Expansion Affects U.S. Growers
BASF has expanded its biologicals production facility in Littlehampton, UK. The new capacity increases the company’s ability to double the production of beneficial nematodes and inoculants.