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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 7, 2017
Tips On How to ID Ambrosia Beetle Damage, And How to Control it
Ambrosia beetles are often overlooked as being a primary cause of plant loss, but research and experience are proving otherwise.
February 28, 2017
OHP Launches New Ovicide/Miticide, Announces Partnership With Vestaron
Applause is a new miticide that targets eggs and immature stages of several mite species. Through the Vestaron partnership, OHP will market Spear-O, a toxin-derived bioinsecticide.
February 12, 2017
Using Remote Sensing to Optimize IPM in Greenhouses
Researchers at the University of California Davis are developing advanced remote sensing technologies to automate detection of insect pest infestations in greenhouses, which could revolutionize integrated pest management practices.
January 12, 2017
Prevention and Early Intervention: The Keys to Biocontrol Success in Greenhouse Crops
Advance preparation and starting out right helps you implement an effective biocontrol program that reduces pest pressure.
January 10, 2017
Pest Management Workshop to Take Place in Virginia on Jan. 26
Battlefield Farms will host the workshop, which is being coordinated by Virginia Cooperative Extension and will focus on new techniques in disease and insect control.