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Workshop on thrips control

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-24 Thu 08:05

Grower2Grower will present a workshop via zoom on October 7th, 09:00 - 09:45 AM NZST. Dr. Gunjan Gera with Zonda Beneficials will talk about thrips control. Dr. Gera will cover: Beneficial insects available including suggested application rates Integrated pest management options Possible future control techniques  Find out more and register here.…

‘Southern Africa to be fruit fly free within three years’

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-18 Fri 12:28

South Africa’s Agricultural Research Council has joined forces with various institutions around the continent to eradicate fruit flies that cause major crop damage in Southern Africa. The Agricultural Research Council (ARC), has launched a three-year “F3 Fruit Fly Free” project that aims to relieve the…

Pest and Disease Management in Lemon Cultivation

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 08:55

Lemon tree grows in a subtropical climate and bears a sour yellow coloured fruit when ripe. Lemon trees are affected by insects like Asian citrus psyllid and citrus rust mites. Both can be dealt with spraying oil onto the trees. Diseases include Citrus canker, Greasy spot, Anthracnose etc.

Dry produce cleaning treatment extends shelf-life while killing bacteria and viruses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:03

The Moyer family settled in Ontario in 1799 and have been farming in the Niagara Peninsula ever since. In keeping with tradition, Paul Moyer is the 9th generation of Moyer farmers, but he went far beyond the tradition when he became the co-founder of Clēan Works Corporation: a produce cleaning technology…

Insect suppression in the root zone: that's the key!

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-18 Tue 10:03

On the assumption that there is nothing more unpleasant and annoying than insects buzzing around your plants (mainly around the base), especially knowing that they can ruin your garden: have you thought about tackling the problem from below? Yep. There are different available options of biological…

6 tips for good hygiene in the greenhouse horticulture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:06

With constantly emerging viruses, pests and diseases in the greenhouse horticulture, hygiene in the greenhouse is an important and much-discussed topic. Clean hands, clean machines and clean water ensure a clean greenhouse, and therefore also clean crops. Steenks Service provides some tips for hygienic…

Canada encourages everyone to get involved in Tree Check Month

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-30 Thu 14:10

This August, during Tree Check Month, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and its partners in plant health protection are encouraging Canadians to check their trees and gardens for signs of insects, disease and other organisms that harm plants.

Plant disease and pest management in the commercial greenhouse

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:15

A commercial greenhouse or indoor farm are the perfect space for growing all manner of plants, however, this space is also perfect for the harboring of pests and disease as the conditions are ideal. Unlike in the outside world that has predators and weather to control the spread of pests and disease, a…

Endophyte may protect tomatoes from Tuta absoluta pest attack

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-15 Wed 11:30

Trials in Brazil suggest seedling inoculation with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana could be a viable commercial option for marketing pre-colonized tomato plants ‘resistant’ to the tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta. Endophyte colonization has for some years been considered as a possible…

The EU intercepted 39 shipments of Argentine lemons with pests between May and June

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-14 Tue 10:16

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors stated that one of the main threats to citrus growers in the Valencian Community were pests and recalled that 39 shipments of Argentine lemons were intercepted in May and June in EU ports because they were infested with pests such as the black spot or cancrosis. The European Commission…

$66 million in funding for products that enable farmers to protect crops from pests and diseases

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:09

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) today publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million.…