Plant Health

chemical treatment

Rotating chemical treatments

Pest control chemistry options are aplenty in the greenhouse industry — they all have different strengths and target insects, weeds and disease. When putting together an integrated pest management (IPM) plan, growers must consider how... more »

hydroponic lettuce

Hand-in-hand with hydroponics

Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without soil, but that doesn’t mean it is all media-less. Media is often used as a way to stabilize plants and provide a place for root development.  THE... more »

investing plant health

Investing in your plant health

In its simplest terms, integrated pest management (IPM) is a decision-making process that combines tools and strategies to identify and manage pests. Integrated plant health management (IPHM) takes things a step further, emphasizing a more... more »

AgroLiquid achieves certification for biostimulant

A provider of agricultural crop nutrition products, AgroLiquid recently shared that its biostimulant product, PrimAgro C-Tech, has been awarded a prestigious certification, affirming its adherence to industry recognized standards for efficacy, safety, and composition. This... more »

Dr. Bugs: Resulting resistance

Answer: Insecticides are used to manage populations of insect pests including aphids, fungus gnats, leafminers, mealybugs, thrips and whiteflies in greenhouse production systems below plant-damaging levels. However, continual reliance on insecticides with the same mode... more »

Forty Under 40 Perspectives: Frost protection using irrigation

When I began working at Bailey Nurseries as an assistant foreman in plant health, I had a lot to learn despite a degree in horticulture and 10 plus years working in the industry. The scale... more »

Vineland develops new plant varieties with improved disease resistance, stress tolerance, quality and sensory attributes.

What if plants could talk?

Gaining a knowledge of plant chemistry can lead to tangible benefits like improved crop yield, early detection of issues related to production and plant health and better-quality products. So why doesn’t everyone understand the chemistry... more »

Healthy crops

While spring is in sight, cold weather can linger which means you must ensure your greenhouse operation stays free from common diseases that thrive in cooler temperatures. Creating conditions that are not conducive to disease... more »