Crop Protection
October 2015 – Tired of re-entry intervals, of suiting up to spray late in the evening? Worried about pesticide resistance? Want to shift gears to biocontrol?
May 14, 2015 – Powdery mildew can often go unnoticed on calibrachoa. Check your plants for white, powdery, fungal growth – usually on the lower foliage and sometimes accompanied with leaf discoloration and leaf drop.
May 13, 2015, Clemson, SC – American Floral Endowment (AFE) is funding a new research project to examine the health of honeybees on ornamental plants following treatment with neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides.
May 11, 2015, Ottawa – Ontario farmers will not be the only ones who will be impacted by a ban on neonics, according to a study by RIAS Inc., an Ottawa-based leader in regulatory impact analysis.
April 24, 2015 – Technological advances by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are continuing to improve the way beneficial fungi are formulated for use as biopesticides.
April 24, 2015 – INSV can cause a broad range of symptoms and symptoms can be quite variable on different hosts. In this e-Gro Alert, we’ve compiled for reference a few photos of symptoms of INSV on plants that are commonly affected.
April 23, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The Stockton Group, a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, has signed a Distribution Agreement with Engage Agro, a Canadian company focused on providing growers with new and unique crop management solutions.
April 20, 2015, Vineland Station, Ont. – Floriculture growers have a new IPM tool.
Having recently changed jobs and cities, I’ve been thinking a lot about dealing with “newness.” Specifically, how do you keep the old parts of your life that you cherish (friendships, projects) going, while still keeping yourself open for new opportunities?
May 2015 – Every sector of the greenhouse industry, whether it is flowers or vegetables, knows that we have to get away from using chemicals, for the undisputable reason that this is what the consumer demands.
March 30, 2015, Washington, DC and Columbus, OH – The Horticultural Research Institute, in collaboration with AmericanHort, Society of American Florists, and the American Floral Endowment, have created an educational video that provides information on the horticultural industry’s essential role in bee and pollinator stewardship.
March 24, 2015 – Good thrips management starts with cultural controls.
March 23, 2015, Toronto – Ontario is taking the strongest action in North America to protect bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators by proposing new rules that would reduce the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid-treated corn and soybean seeds by 80 per cent by 2017.
March 5, 2015, Toronto – Ontario’s proposal to restrict bee-killing pesticides received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public.
Jan. 14, 2015, Vineland, Ont. — Successful biocontrol programs are dependent on a number of factors, but good quality natural enemies are fundamental.

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