Plant Health

MSU Extension Reports Impatiens Downy Mildew in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension is reporting that impatiens downy mildew has been reported in four Michigan counties as well as in three nearby states.According to a brief posted by Dr. Mary Hausbeck posted on the... more »

BioSafe System Adds to Tech Sales Team

BioSafe Systems has hired Sarah Brackman as their new Pacific Northwest Sales Representative for the Turf and Ornamental team. She has a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and 10 years experience working... more »

OHP Re-launches Ornamental Fungicide

OHP Inc. recently announced the re-launch of Terraclor 400 Ornamental Fungicide for users in greenhouses, nurseries and shadehouses or on landscape and field grown ornamentals.The economical liquid fungicide is widely used for control of diseases... more »

PGR Dilution Guide

A critical factor for effective use of plant growth regulators (PGRs) is that the solution is mixed in the appropriate proportion. Dilution mistakes, which are not uncommon, result in a lack of a plant response... more »

Are Thrips Still Bugging You?

Late in 2006, and certainly during 2007, Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) caused a lot of headaches for growers, not only in the United States and Canada, but at a global level. It became clear... more »

Ethephon Drenches on Bedding Plants

The plant growth regulator (PGR) Florel has been used for many years as a foliar spray on a wide variety of ornamental crops as well as some food crops. Until recently, Florel was only thought... more »

Combating Black Root Rot

Black root rot (BRR) caused by the fungus Thielaviopsis basicola is a very persistent and damaging disease for growers of bedding plants, herbaceous perennials and some woody species — including poinsettias. This disease is seen... more »

ANLA Advocacy Helps Deliver Farm Bill Funds for IDM and Boxwood Blight

Through collaboration and advocacy efforts, the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) has successfully highlighted the threats that boxwood blight and impatiens downy mildew pose to the industry, helping to guide more than $1 million... more »

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