Around the Industry: March 1, 2010
Greenheart Farms Celebrates 30 Years
Greenheart Farms, a producer of vegetable, ornamental and reclamation plants located on California’s Central Coast, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The company will celebrate three decades of growth and success during its Spring Trials event from April 11 to 15 in Arroyo Grande. “Greenheart’s success is a tribute to our teams hard work and diverse knowledge within our industry,” said Bill De Vor, Greenheart’s general manager. Since its inception, Greenheart has become one of the United States’ leading rose, cyclamen and vegetable plug producers. With two facilities in California and another in the Southwest desert, it’s one of the largest producers in the nation. For more information about Greenheart Farms or to request a catalog, visit www.greenheartfarms.com or call (800) 549-5531.
BioWorks Adds Botanical Insecticide/Nematicide to Product Line
BioWorks recently announced the addition of Molt-X Botanical Insecticide/Nematicide to its product line. This EPA-approved product’s multiple modes of action — which make it a highly effective tool for use in a resistance management program — provide broad-spectrum control of many pests, including aphids, whiteflies, thrips, mealybugs, scales and plant-parasitic nematodes. Molt-X works primarily as an insect growth regulator that disrupts the molting process in insects. It also acts as an insect repellent, antifeedant and ovipositional deterrent. Molt-X leaves no residue on plant foliage and flowers; has no phytotoxicity issues on most plants; is generally safe on beneficial insects and bees; and is compatible for tank-mixing/rotation with other registered inputs. BioWorks will offer Molt-X in quart and pint sizes in approved states beginning March 1. Visit www.bioworksinc.com for more information and an updated listing of approved states.