After experiencing issues with Xanthamonas in 2017 that affected the begonia supply in the North American market, Dümmen Orange has deeply invested in new disease-reducing production methods. Recent efforts have focused on defining and implementing improvements to ensure a reliable, quality supply of begonia cuttings for the spring of 2019.
Botrytis fungicide resistance is a serious problem in petunias that results in millions of dollars in crop losses each year. A simple calcium solution may be the key to managing this problem more effectively.
It’s time to beef up your integrated pest management program, but before you do, here’s a round-up of greenhouse crop protection products that are scheduled to — or already have — hit the market this year.
After receiving numerous samples from across the state of begonias testing positive for Xanthomonas, experts at the university have developed a series of articles aimed at helping growers identify and control this disease.
Biological control has moved into the mainstream for greenhouse growers. And the timing couldn’t be better, as consumer demands for more sustainable production methods for the plants they buy are moving back upstream.