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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Ambrosia Beetle

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.

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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.

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Remote Sensing Feature

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.

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Adult Thrips feature

January 25, 2017

Tips to Stay Ahead of Aphids, Mites, and Thrips

Control these persistent pests with innovative chemistries that will expand your rotation options with new modes of action.

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Effective pest control

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.

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