Plant Health

Biological Products Trade Association Changes Name

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, growers,... more »

ChemChina, Syngenta Deal Gets FTC Approval

Last week, the U.S Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission approved ChemChina's proposed acquisition of Syngenta. The transaction was also approved in Mexico by the Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica. The approvals are seen as a... more »

Predatory Mites That Eat Western Flower Thrips

Answer: Both are above-ground predatory mites widely used to regulate Western flower thrips populations in various greenhouse horticultural cropping systems including ornamentals and vegetables. Neoseiulus cucumeris and Amblyseius swirksii are considered type III predatory mites... more »

OHP Redesigns PGR Calculator App

OHP has redesigned its Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Calculator app. The new version, PGR Calculator v2.1, contains many of the same features as the previous version and now runs faster and works on all iOS... more »

Researcher Develops Weed Control Method Using Steam

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist is exploring an alternative method for controlling weeds in greenhouse propagation systems by using steam or hot water to kill weed seeds. James Altland and his colleagues at ARS... more »

Syngenta Introduces New Online Resource for Growers

Syngenta recently launched a new online resource for greenhouse and nursery growers containing rotation and agronomic programs for a variety of crops. The programs were developed for common and problematic insects and diseases, including downy... more »

Bee On the Lookout for New Pollinator Education Resources

As growers and retailers are continually looking for answers to consumers’ questions about pollinators and bee health issues, it can sometimes be difficult to have all the right answers. The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the... more »

OHP Introduces New biosolutions Line

OHP has introduced OHP biosolutions product line to serve the greenhouse and nursery market including vegetable and herb production.  This new line of  products is specifically designed to address the expanding segment of growers who use biological... more »

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