Damage to Cannabis Buds from Hemp Russet Mite

October 22, 2017

Take Control of Mites in Cannabis Crops

Mite pests have become a problem for cannabis growers. To reduce crop losses, follow these best practices for better best management.

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Whitefly adult

October 13, 2017

Researchers Continue to Keep Close Tabs on Whitefly

Dr. Lance Osborne of the University of Florida and Dr. Cindy McKenzie of USDA’s Agricultural Research Service are evaluating insecticide efficacy and the impact of product rotations on whitefly biotype populations.

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Biocontrols in a Greenhouse

September 4, 2017

How to Successfully Integrate Biocontrols Into Greenhouse Floriculture Production

The widespread adoption of biocontrol in Canadian floriculture greenhouses grew out of necessity. The lessons they learned can help you incorporate these tools in your production.

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Aphids On Older Leaves

August 8, 2017

OHP Launches New Insecticidal Soap, Gains New Registration for Another Insecticide in California

OHP is making two new crop protection tools available to greenhouse growers: Kopa, an insecticidal soap, and California registration for Ancora, a microbial insecticide.

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Cannabis Crop Protection

July 27, 2017

Keep Pests Out of Your Cannabis Facilities

Prevention of pest introduction is the most critical first step in an effective pest management program.

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Aphids

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.

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Yellow Stick Card for thrips

July 5, 2017

Tips From a Top 100 Grower for Effective Thrips Control

A combination of conventional materials and biologicals can help provide season-long management of thrips in hanging baskets.

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Scale on leaf nodes

July 2, 2017

Why Biological Control Fails: Encapsulation May be the Culprit

If your biological control isn’t working for you, encapsulation could be to blame. Learn how this defensive response can cripple a biological control program.

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Koppert Ulti-Mite Swirski sachet

June 21, 2017

New Tool from Koppert Provides More Effective Thrips Management

A newly patented sachet for the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii is resistant to both low and high levels of humidity, helping growers combat thrips infestations.

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Cannabis Seedling

May 20, 2017

Biocontrols: A Practical Option for Cannabis

With limited options for chemical pest control, cannabis growers are incorporating biocontrols into their integrated pest management programs. More education will cement this solution as a viable option in this emerging market.

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Four Lined Plant Bug

May 8, 2017

Four-Lined Plant Bug Emerges as Troublesome Pest in Pennsylvania

Four-lined plant bug damage is very characteristic: circular brown to black spots about one-sixteenth of an inch in diameter. The spots are easily mistaken for disease or frost damage.

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May 4, 2017

Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative Now Available

Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.

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