March 31, 2015

Manufacturers Are Taking Biologicals To The Next Level

Through acquisitions and new products, many crop protection companies are making firm commitments to the future of the biocontrols industry.

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January 28, 2015

Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow: Peace Tree Farm’s Lloyd Traven On Lighting And Banker Plants

Lloyd Traven, a speaker at the upcoming Biocontrols 2015 Conference & Tradeshow, was one of the industry’s early adopters of biocontrols in the greenhouse. Traven, owner of Peace Tree Farm, is evangelical about the technology as an effective tool for resistance management, as well as improved plant quality that contributes to a grower’s bottom line.

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January 22, 2015

Quality Control With Biocontrols

Make sure the shipment of beneficials that just arrived is viable and ready to go to work in your greenhouse, nursery, or field. Here are five steps you can take to ensure success with your biocontrols.

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June 27, 2014

Biocontrols Can Be Highly Effective With Serious Commitment Says Canadian Grower

Biocontrols can be very effective when the greenhouse operator makes a serious commitment to using them for integrated pest control. See how Parkway Gardens has successfully used biocontrols for the last nine years.

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June 1, 2014

Biopesticides: Here Today, Here To Stay

Biopesticides generally pose fewer risks than their chemical counterparts , making them a viable alternative for conventional and organic programs.

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May 6, 2014

Cascade Cuts Gains International Network With Early Biocontrol Use

A journey just over the United States’ border led Cascade Cuts of Bellingham, Wash., to begin using biocontrols. Alison Kutz, owner of Cascade Cuts greenhouses, explains the challenges and opportunities brought about with biocontrol implementation.

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February 19, 2014

Pork & Plants Uses Biocontrols To Maintain Effective Pest Control

Co-owner Maria Kreidermacher explains how biocontrols became a necessity, what growers should look for in suppliers and how to go about assimilating them into application methods.

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January 22, 2014

Nemasys And Millenium Beneficial Nematodes Provide Biological Insect Control

Nemasys and Millenium beneficial nematodes from BASF help provide biological control of fungus gnats, western flower thrips and shore flies.

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January 17, 2014

D.S. Cole Shares Its Experience Using Predatory Mites

D.S. Cole Growers has been having great success integrating a predatory mite release schedule with chemical controls to finally get the upper hand in the endless battle with spider mites.

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Retrofitting a leaf blower to distribute predatory mites in your greenhouse is effective and saves labor.

January 17, 2014

D.S. Cole Growers’ Six Tips For Releasing Predatory Mites

D.S. Cole Growers has been having great success integrating a predatory mite release schedule with chemical controls. Here’s advice from D.S. Cole’s propagation grower Steven Courcy on releasing predatory mites. 1. Start releasing predatory mites early. By having a population of mites roaming the plants you can eliminate problems before they get out of control. 2. Do not try to use beneficials to eliminate an existing infestation. By the time the predatory mites have established on the crop, you will have passed the damage threshold. It is better to apply a compatible miticide like Floramite or horticultural oil and then begin releasing predators. 3. Beware of chemical residues. Certain pesticides can have a long residual effect after application. For example, the entire organophosphate mode of action can kill predatory mites for up to 12 weeks after application. There are excellent resources for determining the compatibility of chemicals with each mite […]

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Greenhouse Robotics Will Lead To Plant Quality And Yield Improvements

December 5, 2013

The High-Tech Future Of The Greenhouse Grower

For Greenhouse Grower's 30th anniversary look at the future, we spoke to experts in robotics, web technology and production technology to get their opinions on what new opportunities may be in the pipeline for greenhouse growers.

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