Plant Health

Biostimulants in Crop Production: Performance Optimization

Michelle: I got my first introduction to horticulture during a summer internship with Gail Nonnecke and Richard Gladon in the Horticulture Department at Iowa State University. I was hooked! I completed my Ph.D. with Randy... more »

The Importance of Plant Diagnostics

What’s wrong with my crop? That’s one of the most common questions for Extension educators. While some growers can be hesitant to talk about production challenges, others realize that early and correct diagnosis of a... more »

Are XXpire and Altus Neonicotinoids?

Question: I have heard that XXpire is returning to the marketplace for use in greenhouse production systems. However, I am curious; are XXpire and Altus considered neonicotinoids? Answer: You ask a very good question. Nonetheless,... more »

UF Online Greenhouse Training Courses Set to Begin in June

The  University of Florida IFAS Extension is providing eight different four-week,  online greenhouse training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on June 1, 2020. This year the series... more »

AmericanHort Schedules Dates for Fall Events

AmericanHort has announced the dates for four industry events that will be taking place later this fall. The events will address the plant health, retail, nursery and landscape sectors. All four events are still in... more »

UF Announces 2020 Online Training Courses

The University of Florida IFAS Extension has announced the schedule for its 2020 greenhouse training online courses. The four-week  online training courses are offered in English and Spanish. Each course is completely online, and includes streaming... more »

Vestaron’s Leprotec Btk Bioinsecticide Receives CA Registration

Vestaron Corp. recently announced that its Leprotec Btk biological insecticide (Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki) is now registered in all 50 states, with its recent California state registration. Leprotec is a versatile liquid formulation of the... more »

Root rots

Keeping Up with Root Rots — Berkeleyomyces Is the New Black

Usually root rot diseases are detected a few weeks after transplant, because the strong growth of the healthier plants makes it obvious that there is something WRONG with the ones that are being parasitized by... more »

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