Plant Health

SePRO Biological Insecticide Registered for Use in California

SePRO Corp.'s new Preferal biological insecticide has received California Registration for use in the greenhouse, nursery, and landscape markets. Preferal is a biological insecticide containing blastospores of a naturally-occurring strain of the fungus Isaria fumosoroseus... more »

BioWorks Fungicide Gets OMRI Listing

BioWorks recently announced that the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has reviewed the company's EPA registered biological fungicide RootShield PLUS (both Granules and WP), and approved the products for use in organic production.RootShield PLUS contains... more »

BioWorks, DCM Corp. Partner to Offer Fertilizer

BioWorks, Inc. recently announced that it has entered a strategic alliance with DCM Corp. of Belgium, a producer of natural and organic-based fertilizers in Western Europe.The fertilizer product line to be offered by BioWorks in... more »

Summit Chemical Names New Vice President of Sales

Summit Chemical Co. announced that Bill Hoffpauir has been named vice president of sales. Hoffpauir is responsible for national sales activities for Summit's retail product line marketed under the brand name Summit Responsible Solutions.In his... more »

Developing an Effective Western Flower Thrips Management Program

Western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis, is still one of the most destructive insect pests of commercial greenhouses feeding on a wide variety of horticultural crops. WFT damage potential is due not only to its... more »

This Month in Diseases: Ranunculus

In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in ranunculus. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not reflect an endorsement of any sort.To learn more about diseases affecting... more »

PRODUCTION — Potential for a Chemical-Pinched Poinsettia Program

Whether poinsettias are pinched by hand or are mechanically sheared, considerable effort and expense goes into the pinching process. Today's poinsettia varieties all branch better than older varieties, but none would be described as "free... more »

Cornell Floriculture Field Day Set to Meet Next Month

Cornell University's 10th annual Floriculture Field Day will take place July 24, 2012 at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY.The morning program will center on a theme of diversification and responding to changing consumer values... more »

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