Plant Health

Juvenility in Perennials

Plants have two general phases of development, a vegetative phase and a flowering phase. The vegetative phase is sometimes referred to as the juvenile phase, which is a period of time when plants are not... more »

UConn/UMass Program Highlights Biological Controls

UConn Extension and UMass Extension are sponsoring New Advances for Biological Controls for Indoor and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals, June 21. The one-day educational program will be hosted at the University of Connecticut Student Union.... more »

BioWorks Names Field Development Manager

Rich Yamashita has been named field development manager at BioWorks. In his new position, Yamashita will be responsible for implementing a diverse field research program for existing and developing products. In addition, he will support... more »

Baxter Appointed National Sales Manager at BASF

BASF has appointed William (Bill) Baxter as national sales manager, Professional & Specialty Solutions, effective June 1. Baxter has more than 25 years of experience working in the agricultural crop protection, turf and pest... more »

BASF to Introduce New Fungicide

At Cultivate'16, BASF plans to formally launch its new Orkestra Intrinsic fungicide. BASF hosted a special Innovation Summit of growers, academics, consultants and trade media in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, earlier this month to provide... more »

Selective Feeding Blockers

Answer: Selective feeding blockers or inhibitors are a class of insecticides that have a broad or physical mode of action, which prevents insects from feeding by interfering with neural regulation of plant fluid intake in... more »

SePRO Launches Summer Insecticide Program

SePRO Corporation has launched its 2016 Summer Insecticide Program featuring Akari Miticide/Insecticide and Talus Insect Growth Regulator, to help growers battle greenhouse pests. The 2016 Summer Insecticide Program is a two-fold promotion. The first is an instant rebate and... more »

Bees and Pesticides: An Overview

The issues associated with pesticides, bees and other pollinators have always been controversial. Pesticides, such as insecticides, are designed to kill insects, and bees, including the honeybees and bumblebees. As such, concerns regarding the effects of... more »

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