Plant Health

EPA Approves New Syngenta Insecticide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of Mainspring GNL insecticide from Syngenta. Featuring the active ingredient cyantraniliprole, Mainspring GNL provides broad-spectrum control of key pests, according to Syngenta. The insectide controls pests such as... more »

Bayer Opens New Greenhouses in California

Bayer marked the grand opening of its West Sacramento greenhouse site to support the Crop Science division’s growing Biologics and Vegetable Seeds businesses. The $12 million complex is situated on 5 acres, the company said.... more »

Syngenta Creates Online Learning Module for New Fungicide

“The Mural online learning module is a way for growers to familiarize themselves with the latest fungicide innovation from Syngenta,” said Laurie Riggs, ornamental marketing manager at Syngenta. “It offers a vast amount of information that will benefit... more »

Why Biologicals? Why Now?

We’ve reached another crossroad. How many of us are going to stay on the same old road? How many will make a turn? When the dust clears we can only see a little ways, then... more »

Western Flower Thrips & Resistance

Question: How do Western flower thrips populations develop resistance to insecticides? Answer: Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) is one of the most destructive insect pests of greenhouse-grown horticultural crops including vegetables and ornamentals. Western flower... more »

ChemChina to Buy Syngenta

Syngenta has announced that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company in a deal worth more than $43 billion. Syngenta’s existing management will continue to run the company. The acquisition is expected to close by... more »

AmericanHort Welcomes USDA Funding for Plant Pest Solutions

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has just released its plan for strategically deploying over $58 million in special Farm Bill funding to protect agriculture and horticulture from... more »

Syngenta Fungicide Receives EPA Registration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted federal registration of new Segovis fungicide from Syngenta. State registrations are pending. Segovis controls downy mildew and Phytophthora spp. on ornamentals crops, trees and shrubs in greenhouses and nurseries.... more »

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