Becker Underwood, a leading producer of beneficial nematodes, has introduced a forum to help growers connect with each other to exchange knowledge, ideas and resources about the use of beneficial nematodes in insect pest management programs.
Becker Underwood, a leading producer of beneficial nematodes, has introduced a forum  to help growers in the professional horticulture industry connect with each other to exchange knowledge, ideas and resources about the use of beneficial nematodes in insect pest management programs. This online community is an expansion of the Nematodes News blog.
In January of this year, Becker Underwood launched its Nematode News blog as an outlet to share industry and company news, research and information with the professional horticultural grower community. Adding the forum is the next step in creating a grower-oriented social network.
"Whether you're new to using beneficial nematodes or a veteran," said Joe Lara, horticultural specialties product manager at Becker Underwood, "the new online forum provides an avenue for professional growers to discuss industry issues, chat with peers across the globe and connect with research experts in a user-friendly format."
Members of the forum  can post questions for researchers, start discussions with professional growers, upload videos and photos, and learn more about using beneficial nematodes.
How to get started:
1. Visit www.beckerunderwood.com/blog  and click on Nematode News.
2. Click the "Forum" tab at the top of the blog.
3. Click "Sign Up" to register and become a member.
4. Verify your e-mail address by clicking the link in the email you receive.
5. Explore the different features available on the community. Browse through the forum, start a discussion, upload photos and videos, or visit other members' profiles.