Plant Health

BASF to Introduce New Fungicide

At Cultivate'16, BASF plans to formally launch its new Orkestra Intrinsic fungicide. BASF hosted a special Innovation Summit of growers, academics, consultants and trade media in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, earlier this month to provide... more »

Selective Feeding Blockers

Answer: Selective feeding blockers or inhibitors are a class of insecticides that have a broad or physical mode of action, which prevents insects from feeding by interfering with neural regulation of plant fluid intake in... more »

SePRO Launches Summer Insecticide Program

SePRO Corporation has launched its 2016 Summer Insecticide Program featuring Akari Miticide/Insecticide and Talus Insect Growth Regulator, to help growers battle greenhouse pests. The 2016 Summer Insecticide Program is a two-fold promotion. The first is an instant rebate and... more »

Bees and Pesticides: An Overview

The issues associated with pesticides, bees and other pollinators have always been controversial. Pesticides, such as insecticides, are designed to kill insects, and bees, including the honeybees and bumblebees. As such, concerns regarding the effects of... more »

Mycorrhizae: Description of Types, Benefits and Uses

Over the past several decades, a strong interest has developed in the identification and culture of beneficial soil organisms. It is documented that many bacteria and fungi can help plants in combating diseases, locate nutrients... more »

Fungus Gnats: More Than a Nuisance

The fact that adult fungus gnats don’t feed on plants may have earned these pests a bit of a free pass that they never deserved. It’s true that they’re a nuisance, flying into the faces of... more »

Diagnostics… Why Do You Care?

Diagnostics... What does it mean to you? How much value do you put in it? The meaning of diagnostics and what it represents means a whole lot to many growers, then on the other hand, seems... more »

Garden Centers Help Inspire Butterfly Heroes

The National Wildlife Federation recently launched Butterfly Heroes program with a goal of 100,000 Americans pledging to help save monarchs and critically important pollinators in 2016. The program is presented by Subaru. To help reach that goal, the National Wildlife Federation... more »

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