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📅 Can We Reduce Pest Pressure in Floriculture by Adjusting Plant Nutrition?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Feb-01 Mon 16:00
2021-Feb-01 Mon 16:00
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Producing high-quality ornamentals while decreasing pesticide use requires finding creative ways to reduce pests across your whole production system.

Are you interested in learning more about the role fertilizers and biostimulants can play in plant health — both in terms of plant quality and pest levels?

This upcoming and FREE webinar provides and overview of a current project between the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, OMAFRA and industry partners on this unique topic.

WHAT: Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) Webinar Series: Changing production practices for better pest control in greenhouse ornamentals

WHO: Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

WHEN: March 2, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (PST) / 1:00 p.m. (EST)

A fall mum sample pot on drip irrigation. Does it need all that feed?

Description: Control of greenhouse floriculture pests uses a systems approach, combining biological control and plant resistance with the manipulation of environmental and crop production practices. Studies suggest that high fertilizer levels stimulate pest reproduction by providing them with more organic nitrogen, present in plant tissues.

📺 How to Manage Aphids without Pesticides

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Feb-01 Mon 13:30
2021-Feb-01 Mon 13:30
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📄 New study about the effects of the insect screens in agriculture

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
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Environmental pressure poses a major challenge to the agricultural sector, which requires the development of cultivation techniques that can effectively reduce the impact of abiotic stress affecting crop yield and quality (e.g., thermal stress, wind, and hail) and of biotic factors, such as insect pests.…

Useful insects used in southern Italy to preserve quality and defend strawberries

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-17 Thu 13:30
2020-Dec-17 Thu 13:30
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Bioplanet is currently intervening with useful insects in strawberry crops in Campania. Bumblebees are used for pollination and phytoseiidae are used against red spider mites. "Favoring pollination with bumblebees is an established technique. All businesses part of Coop Sole use it to improve quality and…

A Bigger & Better Bug Program

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-14 Mon 13:30
2020-Dec-14 Mon 13:30
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What is IPM?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a multifaceted pest management strategy we use to control bad bug populations in our greenhouses. Any crop, whether it’s grown in a greenhouse or a field, has to be supported by a strong IPM program to ensure its plants stay healthy and protected. Without a strong IPM program, it’s all too easy for pest populations to get out of control and destroy a crop.

All the different techniques used in an organized IPM program work hand in hand to keep bad bugs at bay. Let’s take a closer look at all the different aspects and benefits of a robust IPM strategy, as well as the strategies we’re using to build a bigger and better bug program at Nature Fresh Farms!

UF/IFAS findings show less need for pesticide to control strawberry pest

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-10 Thu 13:30
2020-Dec-10 Thu 13:30
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It’s harvest season for Florida’s $300 million-per-year strawberry season, so those who grow this fruit need help to control pests such as the tiny (up to 2-millimeters long), destructive chilli thrips. Farmers often use pesticides to control thrips, but they’d like to minimize those chemicals, and…

📄 India: Management of aphid and whitefly on capsicum under protected cultivation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-09 Wed 11:15
2020-Dec-09 Wed 11:15
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The peach aphid, Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and silver leaf whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) are the major pests of capsicum under protected cultivation. The entomopathogenic fungi (EPF) are environmentally safe than the chemical pesticides. In a new study, different EPF…

📺 Predafeed boosts predators

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-03 Thu 14:51
2020-Dec-03 Thu 14:51
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As of today an energizing supplementary feed for the Koppert predatory mites is available in a handy 0.9 liter cardboard cylinder. Extensive trials carried out with Predafeed in Spain and the Netherlands, prove that this ‘snack’ can boost predatory mites to the extent that populations are increased by more than three times…

Natural Pest Control: How to Prepare Neemastra at Home

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:43
2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:43
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You must be facing the problem of insects and pests in your farm. Here we have some natural ingredients recipe that can help you get rid of large and small insects including borer, pod borer, fruit borer and, some other insects.

📄 Microorganisms and biological pest controlElsewhere2020-Nov-18 Wed 09:07
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The use of microorganisms for biological pest control as biological control agents (BCAs) and biopesticides was developed worldwide in the 1960s. Despite the abundance of reviews published on this topic, no meta-analysis using bibliometric tools has been published. The objective of a new study was to…

Parasitic wasp, Aphelinus abdominalis, as an effective antagonist of aphids

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-17 Tue 10:52
2020-Nov-17 Tue 10:52
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Aphids are one of the major pests in field and greenhouse crops. Feeding on plant sap they cause a big damage on the crop. Aphids can also spread different dangerous viral diseases. The aphids such as Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Macrosiphum rosae, Myzus persicae, Aulacorthum solani, Rhodobium porosum,…

📗 New edition Insect Pest Management

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:10
2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:10
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Originally written in 1991 and updated in 2000, the third edition of this valuable reference book will soon be released. Published by CABI and showing a Koppert photograph on its cover, Insect Pest Management, will be available towards the end of November. Prominent entomologists David Dent and Richard Binks of Koppert…

"Eupeodes-System – part of powerful new and improved aphid control strategy"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-30 Fri 13:14
2020-Oct-30 Fri 13:14
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With a strong focus on innovation, Biobest’s new Eupeodes-System is a powerful new addition to its aphid control strategy. Uniquely providing dual ecosystem services - simultaneously controlling aphid infestations and contributing to pollination of several crops - Eupeodes-System is in a category of its…

Innovative system with nets that do not need closing

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:48
2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:48
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An innovative anti-rain and anti-hail system that does not require the opening and closing of nets was presented at Zoli in Faenza (Ravenna). The 'keep in touch' system features special nets made by Boscato Reti.  "The great innovation is the fact that the nets do not need to be closed and reopened for winter,…

Facts about the tomato leaf miner moth Tuta absoluta

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-25 Fri 10:12
2020-Sep-25 Fri 10:12
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The tomato leaf miner Tuta absoluta, which originates from South America, has been popping up everywhere for the last twelve years. This tropical moth particularly likes protected crops grown in nice and warm conditions. But this moth is a true nuisance that is also a master of concealment. So, be extra…

Workshop on thrips control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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