Plant Health

Dealing with Broad Mite

Answer: Broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) adults are approximately 0.25 mm long, oval shaped, shiny and amber to dark green in color (Figure 1). Broad mite has four life stages including: egg, larva, nymph and adult.... more »

Online Advanced Nutrient Management Course Offered

The University of Florida IFAS Extension's next Greenhouse Training Online course on Advanced Nutrient Management (Level 2) will be offered beginning in late August.. This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers... more »

SipcamRotam Hires New VP

Michael Maravich has been hired by SipcamRotam to be the company's new vice president of specialty business. That role was previously held by George Furrer, who was recently named chief executive officer of United Turf... more »

New Microbial Insecticide Debuts

OHP has announced the introduction of Ancora Microbial Insecticide to its portfolio of biosolutions. Ancora is a naturally-occurring fungus that infects both foliar and soil-dwelling pests such as whiteflies, thrips, aphids, leafminers, spider mites, grubs and... more »

Mycorrhizal Applications Now Master Distributor of a Suite of Biological Plant Support Products

Mycorrhizal Applications (MA) recently announced that it is now the master distributor of a suite of new biological plant support solutions for the professional horticulture, nursery, greenhouse, landscaping and home gardening markets. These products complement MA's... more »

Bayer to Offer New Insecticide in May

Altus insecticide will be available from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, for purchase through authorized agents beginning May 1. Altus introduces a new insect management solution to greenhouse... more »

Biological Products Trade Association Changes Name

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, growers,... more »

ChemChina, Syngenta Deal Gets FTC Approval

Last week, the U.S Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission approved ChemChina's proposed acquisition of Syngenta. The transaction was also approved in Mexico by the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica. The approvals are seen as a... more »

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