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Royal FloraHolland sounds out clients on image auctioning

Image auctioning of plants will be introduced to Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk on 4 October 2017. This prospect has raised concerns among some growers and customers.Royal FloraHolland discussed the situation among themselves during an extra consultation session with the Plant Clock Promotion sounding board group......

How to prevent hibiscus stem breakage

The goal of every greenhouse grower is to produce a high-quality crop that is compact, well branched and in flower. In some instances, greenhouse crops may not be considered “high quality,” most likely due to constraints such as space and time or sub-optimal environmental conditions. Consistently,.....

Common root diseases of Chrysanthemums

Nicknamed “mums”, chrysanthemums are one of fall’s quintessential flowers. Chrysanthemums are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Some of them are more suited for cut flower production and others for outdoor planting.Mums in many parts of the world have special cultural and spiritual.....

International collaboration on crop protection

AHDB crop protection staff working in collaboration with the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility have benefited from sharing residue data and exploring an international crop protection registration database to identify approvals across Europe and further afield.Specialists in pesticide regulation, Vivian.....

Register now for Biobest Day in the Rockies

On October 10 & 11, Biobest North America will organize a Biobest Day in the Rockies. Held at the Hyatt Place near Denver Airport, the event will bring you up to date with the latest in biological crop protection and is a great chance to catch up with fellow growers and expand your industry network.The.....

October 11, Orlando

US (FL): BPIA to hold sustainability symposium

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), a rapidly growing U.S.-based trade association representing the biopesticides and biostimulants industries, will be holding a Sustainability Symposium in Orlando, Florida on October 11, 2017, for biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors,.....

"Bayer portfolio serves needs of greenhouse and nursery growers"

The Environmental Science business unit of Crop Science, a division of Bayer, offers greenhouse and nursery growers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions, including Marengo herbicide and Altus insecticide.“Our comprehensive pest management programs are designed to help growers expand their.....

New Pest Management Guide available

At Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) they aim to empower constituents to research and employ alternatives to pesticides. Recently, they published a guide that offers alternatives to manage without pesticides. "NCAP has limited staff and resources and by researching your own solutions,.....

US: "Good-guy" fungus to take on killer of oaks and ornamental crops

A beneficial soil fungus could offer a biobased approach to battling Phytophthora ramorum, a pathogen that kills oaks, other tree species and woody ornamentals.BioWorks, Inc. of Victor, New York, is collaborating with Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Tim Widmer to commercially formulate.....

August 24th in Niagara-on-the-Lake:

CAN (ON): Best management practices for outdoor mum, hydrangea growers

Calling all outdoor chrysanthemum and hydrangea growers! Do you currently produce these crops outdoors during the summer months? Would you like to learn more about how adjusting your fertilizer program could potentially lead to savings while maintaining the quality of the crop? How about learning about how.....

NL: Combat PlamV with UV in the lily crop

More than 40 Dutch bulb growers use CleanLight equipment against a number of possible diseases on the crop, such as PlamV in the cultivation of lilies. In some cases this involves the killing of viruses in rinse water or boiling water. In many cases this involves killing the virus on the surface of the.....

August 23-25, Portland

US (OR): Farwest speakers deliver talks on pest management

Farwest 2017, August 23-25 in Portland, OR, will offer four seminars delivered by industry experts, Dr. Raymond Cloyd and Carlos E. Bográn, Ph.D, touching on subjects of particular interest to greenhouse and nursery growers everywhere. Talks will cover aspects of pest management, with focus on particular.....

UK: Garden retailers sign up to industry Xylella statement

Following an emergency Xylella meeting held at the HTA, garden retailers have signed up to support a joint industry plant sourcing statement about Xylella fastidiosa.The statement, which incorporates the existing HTA Ornamentals Management Committee statement, reads as follows: “As a minimum standard, the.....

Asperello T34 Biocontrol wins Silver Award at Salon du Végétal

The breakthrough new biofungicide Asperello T34 Biocontrol won a prestigious Silver Innovation Award within the production horticulture category at the international Salon du Végétal trade fair, in Nantes, France. Biobest and Biocontrol Technologies, producer of Asperello T34 Biocontrol, work together.....