Plant Health

This Month in Diseases: Coleus

To learn about diseases affecting coleus, please click on the PDF below.Deck:In this issue, we present a summary of diseases that occur in coleus. Remember: Product controls are based on research trials and do not... more »

Seely Conference Dates Announced

The Board of Cornell University's Seeley Conference has announced that the next Seeley Summit will take place June 22-24, 2014 in Lisle, Ill. The Board has chosen to tackle the issue of water scarcity for... more »

Configure Receives Canadian Registration

Fine Americas, Walnut Creek, Calif., has announced the Canadian registration of Configure, the company's benzyladenine (6-BA) plant growth regulator for ornamental growers. The product is registered for use on a wide variety of ornamental crops.... more »

Valent Offers Early Order Program

Valent Professional Products has announced its 2013 Ornamental Early Order Program for greenhouse and nursery growers.From Oct. 1 to Dec. 7, 2012, growers can enjoy major savings when choosing from Valent Professional Products' outstanding selection... more »

Basil Downy Mildew and the Ornamental Greenhouse

Although it feels like we are being inundated with new downy mildew diseases, downy mildew of basil was actually first found in Uganda in 1933. The current outbreak started in the United States in field-grown... more »

Syngenta Introduces New Fungicide Formulation for Medallion

On Oct. 3, Syngenta announced that Medallion WP fungicide has been reformulated from a wettable powder in a water soluble bag to a new water dispersible granule formulation known as Medallion WDG fungicide.Medallion WDG will... more »

Syngenta Closes on Acquisition of DuPont’s Insecticide Business

On Oct. 2, Syngenta announced it has closed the acquisition of the DuPont Professional Products insecticide business. The company had announced its intent to buy Du Pont's insecticide business earlier this year.As a result of... more »

BASF to Buy Becker Underwood

On Sept., 20, BASF announced it plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion.The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatment,... more »

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