Plant Health

One of a Kind: FRAC Groups with a Single Fungicide

The advent of the age of pre-mixes and re-worked mixes has been with us for the past 10 years and will no doubt continue. If you have been in the green industry as long as... more »

Soil Microbial Inoculants: Biology and Commercial Use

Microbial inoculants are used for a variety of reasons; they can be applied to promote plant health, improve vegetative growth, increase nutrient and water uptake, and elevate stress tolerance or treat specific diseases. With their... more »

Insidious Flower Bug

Question: Could you please provide information on the predatory bug, insidious flower bug? Answer: Insidious flower bug, Orius insidiosus, adults are black, 2 to 5 mm long, and flattened with distinctively patterned black and white... more »

Biobest Appoints New CTO

On Nov. 4, Biobest announced that Karel Bolckmans, currently chief operating officer, will soon take up the new position of chief technology officer. As chief technology officer, Bolckmans will focus on development of new products... more »

Effect of Product Handling and Distribution on Biologicals’ Success

Quality assessment of purchased biological control agents is important when implementing a biological control program. Before release into greenhouse production systems, greenhouse producers should determine if biological control agents including parasitoids, predators, and/or entompathogenic nematodes... more »

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Innovation Breeds Success

{Sponsored} How Pageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicide and Velifer® biological insecticide help growers thrive by achieving plant health goals. From its humble beginnings as a modest 10x30 square foot greenhouse, Dan Heims and Ken Brown have... more »

APHIS to Conduct Certification Visits for Sanitation Protocols for Offshore Geranium Cutting Production

On Sept. 27, the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings to the... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Kait Barry
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Alex Kantor
Liz Hughes
Andrew Konicki
Kit Leider Pierri
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Michelle Opela
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