Plant Health

The Beneficial Power of the Nematode

{Sponsored} South Central Growers is a family-owned and operated ornamental nursery based out of Springfield, Tennessee. Tim Van der Hengst’s family purchased the business in 1990. Today, in their second generation of family ownership, they... more »

Vestaron Adds Field Development Biologist

Vestaron Corp. has hired Daniel Peck as a field development biologist. He started with the company the week of April 15. Peck earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology and entomology from the University of Wisconsin... more »

OASIS Now Offering EthylBloc Sachets

OASIS Grower Solutions is now offering its EthylBloc Sachets, a patented, EPA-approved ethylene action inhibitor designed to keep flowers and plants fresh during transport and storage. EthylBloc sachets inhibit the negative effects of ethylene (the... more »

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 »

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