Plant Health

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 »

InVivo Acquires Syngenta’s Bioline Division

InVivo recently signed an agreement to acquire, Syngenta's Bioline division through its holding company InVivo AgroSciences. Bioline, a subsidiary of Syngenta specializes in the production and marketing of biological control agents, and in particular macro-organisms active... more »

BioWorks Hires National Sales Manager

Jeff Distasio has been named national sales manager at BioWorks. Distasio will be responsible for managing the BioWorks sales organization and growing the BioWorks family of insect control, disease control and plant nutrition products, programs... more »

EPA Approves New Syngenta Insecticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of Mainspring GNL insecticide from Syngenta. Featuring the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, Mainspring GNL provides broad-spectrum control of key pests, according to Syngenta. The insectide controls pests such as... more »

Bayer Opens New Greenhouses in California

Bayer marked the grand opening of its West Sacramento greenhouse site to support the Crop Science division’s growing Biologics and Vegetable Seeds businesses. The $12 million complex is situated on 5 acres, the company said.... more »

Syngenta Creates Online Learning Module for New Fungicide

“The Mural online learning module is a way for growers to familiarize themselves with the latest fungicide innovation from Syngenta,” said Laurie Riggs, ornamental marketing manager at Syngenta. “It offers a vast amount of information that will benefit... more »

Why Biologicals? Why Now?

We’ve reached another crossroad. How many of us are going to stay on the same old road? How many will make a turn? When the dust clears we can only see a little ways, then... more »

Western Flower Thrips & Resistance

Question: How do Western flower thrips populations develop resistance to insecticides? Answer: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is one of the most destructive insect pests of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops including vegetables and ornamentals. Western flower... more »

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