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Infected Kenyan chrysanthemums destroyed in the East or RussiaSpecialists on plant quarantine of the Sakhalin department of Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance have identified a batch of flowers infected with western flower trips in Yuzhno-Sahalinsk. Trips are regarded as a quarantine object in Russia.The flowers arrived to the regional center.....
"Got aphids? Call in the reinforcements with banker plants"Undeniably, a relatively new and promising strategy of biological pest control called “banker plants” has a name that lends itself to painfully obvious puns. Be that as it may, you can bank on it—or, if you prefer, take it to the bank—that banker plant systems have a key role to play in integrated pest.....
Delphy becomes sole owner of AegistoOn March 15, Delphy became the sole owner of Aegisto BV. Delphy already had 50% ownership of Aegisto and acquired the remaining 50% from Botany BV.Aegisto has been carrying out the validity testing of crop protection products under the GEP (Good Experimental Practice) accreditation since 2010. Recently, the.....
US: Reclaiming Boxwood from Boxwood BlightBack in the late 2000s and early 2010s, before boxwood blight became a household name among nurseries, growers reported a slump in sales of boxwood and plentiful inventory. This was during the period where the great recession was in full swing and new housing construction was at low levels. Fast-forward a.....
Wyevale Nurseries creates customer Plant Health Information PackThe Plant Heath Coordinator at one of the UK’s leading nurseries has created an information pack on biosecurity to help address the recent concerns related to the topic within the industry (March, 2018). Kyle Ross Kyle Ross from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has created a Plant Health Information Pack to.....
Bioline expands Amblyseius andersoni line with new sachet formatBioline AgroSciences has announced the launch of a new sachet on a stick featuring the predatory mite Amblyseius andersoni. Named “Anderline Stick”, the new addition to Bioline’s Anderline range is a labour-saving controlled release system that provides the crop with a natural and eﬀective first line.....
Can you control Eclipta?VIDEO "Over the last couple months I've been working with many of the growers in our area to reduce the amount of Eclipta in their nurseries", says Nelson Gonzalez, Territory and Key Accounts Manager at ICL. "Eclipta is that nuisance weed that grows everywhere including the holes of your pots. Yep! That.....
Why the conservation of orchids is no simple matterThere are roughly 30,000 different species of orchid—more than any other flowering plant family—and some of them are so finicky they will spend a decade or more underground, just waiting for the precise conditions to make an appearance.Despite their ubiquity, orchids are extremely vulnerable to habitat loss.....
Protecting pollinators: What role can the greenhouse industry play?The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4). P4, developed with input from twenty-eight state and national organizations and stakeholder groups, provides recommendations for best practices and resources to support and expand.....
"We'll never stop using NatuGro"Dutch rose grower Barry Brockhoff has been using NatuGro since 2014 with excellent results. 'NatuGro is here to stay; we'll never stop using it. We've seen nothing but progress.'Brockhoff's adviser, Jan Hoogstrate from Horticoop, suggested he use NatuGro in 2014. 'Jan thought it was something for me. I'm.....
CAN (ON): IPM survey helps focus research and products for growersThe Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has recently taken up the rather thankless job of conducting a survey on pest management implementation and needs in the greenhouse industry.Why is this a necessary evil? Because it gives them information on:Pests to focus research onWhere pest management dollars.....
The birds and the bees... and the bats and monkeysWhen you think of pollinators, you probably think of honeybees. It is true—they are the most economically important pollinators and are responsible for most of the fruits and vegetables that we eat. But they are not the only ones. In terms of pollination services, honeybees provide 39%, while non-bee animals.....