Plant Health

Vascular streak dieback shown on trees in a nursery

Fact sheet addresses new plant disease

Throughout the past two years, nurseries in Virginia and surrounding states have observed an uptick in wilt and severe dieback on redbud, maple and dogwood — Virginia’s state tree. In some cases, almost 100% of... more »

aphids biobest

Biobest Shares Tips for Cannabis Aphid Control

Cannabis aphid, Phorodon cannabis, is becoming a widespread pest with devastating effects on the crop. With only one host, cannabis and hemp, it affects plants by sucking sap and contaminating buds — making them unmarketable... more »

USDA to Start Pilot Program for Bioproducts

The USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program supporting the development of biobased products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday. Under this program, the USDA National Institute of... more »

Plant Health Company Arborjet | Ecogel Makes Key Hires

Arborjet | Ecologel, an industry leader in plant health care, recently announced new hires resulting from continued growth. Sean Belanger has been hired as the New England and New York regional sales manager for golf,... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations, Bioceres Crop Solutions to Merge

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.  (MBI) recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. This transaction will combine Bioceres’ expertise in bionutrition... more »

BASF Names New Director for Professional & Specialty Solutions

BASF has named Barbara Aguiar, director of Professional & Specialty Solutions (P&SS) Business Management, North America, effective Feb. 1. She succeeds Stephanie Jensen who recently moved into a new role as vice president, Global Strategic... more »

Syngenta Adds Two Ornamental Territory Managers

Syngenta has appointed Angela Guinn as the ornamental territory manager for California and Brett Konjoian as the territory manager for the Northeast. In these roles, Guinn and Konjoian will assist nursery and greenhouse growers as... more »

Proterra Ag Launches New Gel Substrate Product

Proterra Ag Inc. formally launched Oct. 12 its new company with a focus on sustainable agriculture. With expertise in farming, bioscience and engineering, Proterra Ag invents technology and brings to market products that reduce water... more »

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