March 28, 2018
USDA Allocates $70 Million for Invasive Pest and Disease Research
The funding will be used to examine ways to prevent the introduction or spread of invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment.
March 2, 2018
How to Keep Your Perennials Healthy and Disease-Free
Disease control through scouting, chemical rotation, and disease-resistant plants is essential to keep your perennials in top-notch shape.
January 19, 2018
8 Opportunities to Help You Prepare for the Spring Growing Season
Three New England universities are collaborating on a weekly webinar program covering topics such as pest management, making the most of growing media, and more.
December 25, 2017
New Fungicide Helps Control Mildews and Rot in Ornamentals
Greenspire Global, Inc. has developed Procidic, a bactericide and fungicide that provides effective disease control without synthetics.
December 18, 2017
California Growers Have a New Disease Control Tool
BASF’s Orkestra Intrinsic fungicide has been approved in California for control of several ornamental plant diseases.
December 14, 2017
New Biofungicide Approved for Disease Control in Ornamentals
Certis USA recently introduced Carb-O-Nator, a new broad-spectrum foliar fungicide that works on contact to control powdery mildew, Alternaria, Anthracnose, Botrytis, Septoria leaf spot, and other diseases.
December 13, 2017
New Webinars Address Effective Propagation Techniques
e-Gro, an online clearing house for alerts about greenhouse disease, insect, environmental, physiological, and nutritional disorders, recently posted two new propagation-related webinars on YouTube.
November 11, 2017
OHP Announces Two New Ornamental Pest Management Tools
OHP recently added two new crop protection tools to its profile of biosolutions: a biological insecticide, and an ornamental fungicide.
October 17, 2017
How One Grower is Battling Botrytis with a New Biological
CropKing in Lodi, OH, recently began using a new beneficial fungus in its fight against Botrytis in its greenhouse tomatoes. So far, the results have been promising.
September 29, 2017
New Fungicide Provides Production and Postharvest Disease Control in Ornamental Crops
Pageant TR from BASF controls seven key diseases, and can be used both in the greenhouse and in trucks that are on their way to a retail site.
September 9, 2017
Howler Biological Fungicide from AgBiome Gains EPA Approval
Howler provides preventive, long-lasting activity on a broad spectrum of soilborne and foliar diseases, with no special handling or storage required.
May 30, 2017
BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control
BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.
May 5, 2017
New Bactericide/Fungicide from BioSafe Systems Helps Manage Foliar Diseases
BioSafe Systems has introduced PerCarb, a broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide for use in greenhouse fruits and vegetables, as well as other crops.
March 27, 2017
Florida Ornamental Growers Took a Hit in 2016 Thanks to Wet Weather
While damage figures from the 2015-2016 winter rains are still being compiled, researchers have found that Phytophthora and Pythium caused severe destruction in many plants.