Plant Health

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 »

BASF Introduces New Fungicide

BASF has launched a new fungicide to help ornamental growers control targeted plant diseases within seconds of treatment. The fungicide, Orvego, contains a combination chemistry that combats all major downy mildews and Phytophthora species during... more »

Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab

A plant diagnostic lab is a useful resource for growers with plant problems. Plant pest and disease diagnosis requires a partnership between the lab and the grower, and this article offers best practices on how... more »

This Month in Diseases: Lobelia

To learn more about diseases affecting lobelia, please click on the PDF link below. more »

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