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US (MI): Online IPM Academy offers pesticide recertification credits

There’s still time to get pesticide recertification credits this year. The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. The total cost of the course is $10, payable online at the time.....

PGR Mix Master app gets upgrade

A new 2.0 version of the PGR Mix Master app has been created by Dr. Brian Krug in partnership with Fine Americas. This free mobile app is web-based and can be used for calculating PGR mixing rates. PGR Mix Master can be used on any mobile device, computer, or tablet with web access. It calculates PGR mixing.....

December 5-6, Grand Rapids

US (MI): Integrated pest management a focus at Greenhouse Growers Expo

Over the last decade or so, there has been a steady surge of public interest in how and where our agricultural commodities are produced. We only need to consider a few contemporary buzz words for this to be apparent: sustainable, pollinator-friendly, organic, pasture-raised, locally-sourced, pesticide-free,.....

Estimating the impact of a Xylella incursion in Australia

A Xylella fastidiosa incursion could cost Australia’s wine grape and wine-making industries up to $7.9 billion over 50 years, according to a new report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).Acting ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the.....

New Zealand: Myrtle rust appears in west Auckland

The fungal plant disease myrtle rust has been found for the first time in the Auckland region.The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says a serious infection of several hundred Lophomyrtus (ramarama) plants has been confirmed on a commercial plant production property in the Waimauku area of west.....

Evaluation of ornamental tropical plants for resistance to white mold

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is a fungal pathogen that causes stem rot, crown rot, wilt, and death of many common annual flowering plants. Infested flower beds often suffer significant plant loss each year, and the identification of disease resistant plants would .....

US: Spotted lanternfly confirmed in Delaware

The spotted lanternfly – a destructive, invasive plant hopper – has been confirmed in New Castle County. Delaware is the second state to have found the insect which was first detected in the United States in 2014, in Berks County, PA. The spotted lanternfly has now spread to 13 Pennsylvania counties.This.....

US (FL): First Detectors help ID invasive plant pests before they spread

Florida has the most invasive species of any state in the country, and half of the insects, reptiles, arachnids and crustaceans imported into the United States come through Florida ports, University of Florida experts say.So, UF/IFAS has teamed up with government agencies to create the Florida First.....

New Zealand: Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust

Myrtle rust never sleeps and, for a while it seems, neither did Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Rob Beresford, who spent the month of June poring through research articles, crunching data and creating mathematical formula to better gauge what the disease may mean for New Zealand.The end result of the.....

Rosen Sabrowski:

"Limonica highly effective against thrips and whitefly"

Every day, Rudi and Ulrike Attenberger welcome more than 150 customers to their company in Recklinghausen, a city in the north-east of the German Ruhr area. Most of those customers leave with one or more bouquets of organic roses or a healthy new shrub for their garden. Koppert's predatory mite Amblydromalus.....
December 5, Overton

US (TX): Texas A&M offers pesticide applicator training

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Overton.The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $35 per person if preregistered by Dec. 1 and $50.....

US (OR): OMRI responds to ODA advisory on Azatrol ban

On June 28, 2017, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued a Pesticide Advisory (including a “stoppage of sale” order) for two OMRI Listed products: Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide and Azatrol EC Insecticide. The ODA issued the advisory based on the detection of active ingredients within the.....

Xylella: "Impressive progress, but much still to be done"

More than 250 plant health experts from around the world met in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to share and debate the latest scientific developments on efforts to tackle the spread of Xylella fastidiosa.The programme included around 50 presentations looking at issues such as current knowledge of the pathogen, how.....

Root disease profile: Phytophthora

Pathogens are always present in the greenhouse and are a continuous challenge for growers. The combination of plant material, moisture and certain environmental conditions can favour plant root diseases. In some cases, high fertilizer levels predispose plants to pathogenic fungi attack. This is especially.....