Plant Health

Whitefly Trouble in Poinsettia Production

Many poinsettia growers in the United States and around the world experienced trouble controlling whitefly during the 2012 growing season. It was worse in some places compared to others. The source of the plant material... more »

An Epidemic of Epidemics

It seems like the explosion of new diseases has accelerated in the past 10 years or so. Marge thinks we are being tested. Having mastered the ABCs of plant disease, we are now into the... more »

Chase Agricultural Consulting Adds New Videos

Chase Agricultural Consulting has added four new videos to the company's YouTube page to help keep growers up to date on the company and its research activities. more »

Using the PGRs Collate and Florel

For many years, growers have been using the plant growth regulator (PGR) Florel on ornamental crops to abort flowers and flower buds, inhibit extension growth and promote lateral branching. Florel contains the active ingredient ethephon,... more »

How to Implement an Integrated Crop Management Strategy for Pest Prevention

Pest prevention is imperative for profitable plant production, and integrated crop management (ICM) is one of the best strategies to achieve it. Many growers find planning and implementing an ICM program can be daunting. However,... more »

OHP Miticide Now Labeled for Greenhouse Vegetables

OHP's has announced that its Shuttle O miticide may now be used on fruiting vegetables grown in a greenhouse.The new labeling allows for use on greenhouse-grown fruiting vegetables including eggplant, groundcherry, pepino, pepper, tomatillo, and... more »

BASF Launches New Fungicide

BASF has added Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide to its lineup as a drench fungicide for soil-borne diseases and added plant health benefits.The product is the second fungicide brought to the professional ornamentals market labeled for... more »

New Ornamentals Added to the Label for Dow Herbicide

More than 90 ornamental cultivars have been added to the list of tolerant ornamentals for Dimension 2EW herbicide, bringing the total list to 444. Dow AgroSciences says these additions will allow turf professionals and nursery... more »

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