Plant Health

HRI Releases Paper on IDM

The Horticultural Research Institute, AmericanHort's research and scholarship foundation, has released a paper highlighting the coordinated and multipronged efforts underway to understand and combat impatiens downy mildew. Authored by Jill Calabro, HRI's science and research programs... more »

National Pollinator Garden Network Nears Goal of 1 Million Gardens

Americans concerned about saving bees and our food production systems are being asked to #beecounted and help the National Pollinator Garden Network reach one million bee-friendly gardens by National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, 2018. Since 2015, more than 700,000 pollinator... more »

Alliance Helps Educate Lawmakers on Biologicals

Last week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance's (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held its second BPIA Capitol Hill Day of 2018. Committee members spent the day at the United States Senate introducing BPIA and biological products including... more »

UConn Extension to Offer Greenhouse Biological Control Conference

The University of Connecticut Extension is sponsoring a one-day Greenhouse Biological Control Conference on June 20, 2018.  The conference will take place at the WB Young Building at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The speakers... more »

Website Provides Info on Nutritional Monitoring of Floriculture Crops

Earlier this year, e-GRO, a collaborative team of university floriculture specialists and educators launched a nutritional monitoring website for greenhouse, floriculture and vegetable crops. Nutritional disorders are among the many challenges greenhouse growers encounter during... more »

Register Now for Online Greenhouse Courses

Growers can now register for the summer session of Michigan State University Extension’s College of Knowledge. There are now five courses in the nationally-award winning series: 1. Root Zone Management Course 2. Biological Control for... more »

OHP Hires New Sales and Marketing Head

Troy Bettner has joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He replaces long-time OHP leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. Bettner comes to OHP from Helm Agro, an agricultural-based provider of pest control... more »

Bayer Names New U.S. T&O Leader

 Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, has appointed Will MacMurdo as Head of its U.S. Turf and Ornamentals business. In this role, MacMurdo will lead strategic planning and commercial operations for the... more »

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