Plant Health

What About the Effect of Fungicides on Bees?

Question: We hear so much about the supposed negative effects of the neonicotinoid systemic insecticides on bees; however, what about the effects of other pesticides such as fungicides? Answer: You ask a very good question.... more »

Aquaculture + Hydroponics = Aquaponics

Joining me this month is Todd Guerdat, assistant professor of agricultural engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Todd received his undergraduate degree from the University of North CarolinaWilmington in 1999. He then managed the... more »

Online Disease Management Course to Begin in October

The University of Florida has received a new education grant from the American Floral Endowment that will help improve Spanish language access to the university's online grower courses — including the Disease Management course that... more »

Nufarm Contributes to Greencare for Troops

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program has announced that Nufarm’s National Leadership team recently voted to continue its support for the program. The organization said that Nufarm will again be a Presenting Sponsor with another $150,000 contribution. Greencare for... more »

New Insecticide/Miticide Receives OMRI Listing

OHP's new biosolution Pycana insecticide/miticide has received OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listing. According to its website, OMRI features the most complete directory of products for organic production or processing under the U.S. National Organic Program Standards. Pycana is a unique combination... more »

What’s New in Downy Mildew?

Over the past 15 years, a number of downy mildew diseases have “emerged,” or maybe we are finally noticing them. The emergence of impatiens downy mildew has created quite a stir, leading to permanent changes... more »

Using a GA to Increase Plant Height

There are a number of reasons why a grower might want to increase the height of a plant. Most commonly, plants are too short because a plant growth retardant (PGR) was applied at too high... more »

UF to Offer Advanced Nutrient Management Online Course

The University of Florida IFAS Extension will offer an online course in Advanced Nutrient Management. The course will run from Sept. 3 to 28, 2018. This is the fifth course of the Greenhouse Training Online... more »

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