Plant Health

Plant Health — The Journey and the Reward

For the past 10 years, I have owned an Iowa heirloom tomato farm called Butcher Crick Farms (and sometimes referred to as "my bad habit"). Today, my full-time career is the biologicals team lead at... more »

Miticides for Use in Greenhouse Production Systems

Answer: It will be my pleasure. A wide range of miticides can be used in greenhouse production systems to mitigate problems with the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, which is the most commonly encountered mite... more »

Biological Insect Control: State of the Industry and Future Success

Today’s guest is Greg Bryant, IPM Specialist for Beneficial Insectary. Greg earned his bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in 2012 majoring in zoology with an entomology focus. He worked for various entomology and crop science... more »

2019 Update: Bacterial Leaf Spots and Blight

The last time I reviewed bacterial disease control on ornamentals for GPN was in 2012, and a lot has happened in... more »

BioSafe Systems Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

BioSafe Systems announced that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label. The product, AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its... more »

OHP Expands Product Lineup with New Fungicide/Bactericide

OHP has added Kalmor fungicide/bactericide to its line of quality biosolutions for ornamental growers. Available through authorized OHP distributors, Kalmor is an OMRI-listed, copper hydroxide-based fungicide labelled for use on a range of vegetables and... more »

BASF Introduces New Insecticide to Combat Pest Pressures

Ventigra, BASF’s newest insecticide for the ornamentals market, is now available for commercial growers. With a unique mode of action, it provides precision-targeted pest management of piercing-sucking insects like whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs and scales. “Today’s... more »

APHIS Launches Pest & Disease Web Page

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has launched a new “Pests and Diseases” web page. The new page lists all pest and disease programs managed by APHIS as part... more »

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