Plant Health

OxiDate Now Proven to Not Harm Pollinators

BioSafe Systems recently had the label for its OxiDate bactericide/fungicide expanded. OxiDate 5.0 can be used in agriculture as well as ornamental plants to kill algae, bacteria, and fungi. The label stipulation that prevented it... more »

Dr. Bugs — Insect and Mite Pests Feeding Behaviors and Plant Damage

Answer: The two major feeding behaviors of insect and mite pests of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops are chewing and piercing-sucking. Insects with chewing mouthparts consume portions of leaves, flowers, roots, or entire plant parts by ingesting... more »

Courtesy of BASF Corporation

BASF to ‘Wind Down’ Non-ag Activities in Russia, Belarus

BASF on April 27 said it would “wind down” business activities in Russia and Belarus that don’t support food production, doing so in connection with international sanctions. BASF announced in early March it would not... more »

From the left are Andy Lee, Juan Ferreira, Matt Plitt, and Ted Melnik.

Valent Group of Companies Appoints New Leaders

Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC), parent company of Valent U.S.A and Valent BioSciences, has announced senior executive appointments in its family of companies. Matt Plitt, executive vice president and... more »

OHP Names New VP, Adds Technical Manager

OHP Inc., an American Vanguard Co., has promoted Ron Ostrander to vice president of commercial operations, and added Sam Drahn as technical manager. In his new role, Ostrander will direct all commercial efforts for OHP,... more »

How to Use Beneficial Nematodes in IPM

Greenhouse growers who propagate ornamentals know the importance of shielding delicate plants from all pests foreign and domestic.  Beneficial biologicals, and beneficial nematodes in specific, can be useful as growers look to combat fungus gnats... more »

Holistic Prevention of Plant Diseases the Best Practice

It’s funny if you realize that we have embraced (more or less) a holistic approach to our own health. We believe that doing certain things like exercising, eating better foods and avoiding smoking can help... more »

MGK Purchases Debug Brand

MGK, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co., has purchased the DeBug brand of neem products from Agro Logistic Systems Inc. The DeBug products are the latest addition to MGK’s current botanical portfolio, which includes its... 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.
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