Plant Health

Mycorrhizae: Description of Types, Benefits and Uses

Over the past several decades, a strong interest has developed in the identification and culture of beneficial soil organisms. It is documented that many bacteria and fungi can help plants in combating diseases, locate nutrients... more »

Fungus Gnats: More Than a Nuisance

The fact that adult fungus gnats don’t feed on plants may have earned these pests a bit of a free pass that they never deserved. It’s true that they’re a nuisance, flying into the faces of... more »

Diagnostics… Why Do You Care?

Diagnostics... What does it mean to you? How much value do you put in it? The meaning of diagnostics and what it represents means a whole lot to many growers, then on the other hand, seems... more »

Garden Centers Help Inspire Butterfly Heroes

The National Wildlife Federation recently launched Butterfly Heroes program with a goal of 100,000 Americans pledging to help save monarchs and critically important pollinators in 2016. The program is presented by Subaru. To help reach that goal, the National Wildlife Federation... more »

InVivo Acquires Syngenta’s Bioline Division

InVivo recently signed an agreement to acquire, Syngenta's Bioline division through its holding company InVivo AgroSciences. Bioline, a subsidiary of Syngenta specializes in the production and marketing of biological control agents, and in particular macro-organisms active... more »

BioWorks Hires National Sales Manager

Jeff Distasio has been named national sales manager at BioWorks. Distasio will be responsible for managing the BioWorks sales organization and growing the BioWorks family of insect control, disease control and plant nutrition products, programs... more »

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 »

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