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John Van Eijk, Biobest:

"Excellent control of spider mite with biological solutions"

Tree nursery growers should now prepare to avoid infestation with spider mites. They can count on two species of predatory mites for an efficient biocontrol strategy. These Biobest beneficials are useful also in public green.When temperatures start rising, pests become more active. That definitely applies to.....

Forever Plants Group (Kwekerij Zwethlande) keeps insects at bay

Growing healthier with insect netting

The worldwide trend of healthier growing does not only apply to food, but to plants as well. Sustainable and responsible cultivation is what matters at the Forever Plants Group. Forever Plants, an innovative family company from the Persoon family, grows plants that make the world more beautiful, greener and.....

US: Fungicide offers new rotational chemistry for Botrytis control

Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, will introduce new Broadform fungicide at Cultivate‘18, held July 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio. With Broadform, growers can maximize foliar disease control on key pathogens including Botrytis, leaf spot, and dieback diseases, offering effective and.....

Ethiopian growers receive IPM training

The Ethiopian horticulture sector is fast growing, only coming second to Kenya in Africa. The nodal association of producer exporter companies, Ethiopia Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), represents and supports active member farms in all aspects of production, processing and marketing. The.....

Japanese knotweed - not such a knotty problem?

Ecologists can find no evidence Japanese knotweed causes significant structural damage.Automatically refusing mortgages on properties where Japanese knotweed is found is out of proportion to the risk posed by this invasive species, new research has found.Ecologists from global infrastructure services firm.....

Biobest shortlisted for Export Lion 2018

FIT (Flanders Investment & Trade) presents its Export Lion award to companies that excel in the field of export. Now in its seventeenth year, Biobest is competing to bag the annual prize.Stiff competitionDuring the first round, candidates from the medium and large enterprise category (50 or more.....

Phenospex to expand with €2 million funding

Phenospex announced the successful closing of the Series "A" round led by Future Food Fund, an early stage venture capital fund. LIOF, already an investor since 2013, also participated in this round. Phenospex will use the investment to fund the company’s further global expansion and drive product.....

Australia: New heights for horticulturalists

Training to be a horticulturalist, you probably did not expect that one day you may consider gaining an “aviation” certification to care for plants. Some production nurseries are doing just that, using drone-mounted cameras to capture imagery to manage plant count and health.by Gabrielle StannusDrone-mounted.....

CAN (ON): What and when to spray against Japanese beetles

The Japanese beetle season is upon us once again. Adults were spotted this week in Southern Ontario.Shipping outside Ontario or need to meet the requirements of the JB Certification Program? Not sure what’s required?A new post from ONfloriculture contains a treatment “decision tree” and a JB product “cheat.....

New resource for biofungicide users available

With warming temperatures and rising humidity, growers wanting to reduce pesticide applications on their crops are being advised that now could be the optimum timing for a biofungicide treatment in a range of horticultural crops.Martin Donnelly, ICL sales development manager, explains that damaging disease.....

UK: Olive tree, July Garden Plant of the Month, communication withdrawn

The Flower Council have decided to remove all communication around the olive tree, which was chosen as a garden plant in July for 2018.Bacteria XylellaThe reason for this decision is the fact that there are associated risks with Xylella bacteria that affects some olive trees and imports can have a negative.....

New registrations for Rhizopon products in Belgium and Poland

A number of new registrations for Rhizopon products, based on the plant hormone indolylbutiric acid, were granted in Poland and Belgium in the last month. These are all registrations for professional use, intended to stimulate the root growth of cuttings from ornamental crops. In Poland the powders Chryzotek.....

UK: Traditional insecticide returns for whitefly control

A modernised version of a traditional insecticide has returned to the market to help protected ornamental growers control glasshouse and tobacco whitefly.As options for whitefly control in protected environments continue to decline, the introduction of Applaud 25 SC (buprofezin) offers a welcome addition to.....

Spotting xylella before symptoms appear

Plant pathogens cause significant losses to agricultural yields and increasingly threaten food security, ecosystem integrity and societies in general. Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most dangerous plant bacteria worldwide, causing several diseases with profound impacts on agriculture and the.....