Crop protection

also during COVID-outbreak, Biobest advisors help growers

“Personal advice is a standard”

Biological crop protection is a total package. In addition to the products, a large part of it is the service. With more than 30 years in the sector, Biobest is convinced that there really is more to it than just sales and delivery. “For us, custom advice, personalised for each customer, has become the standard,” says Martin…

Biocontrol solutions for cannabis growers

Cannabis is a relatively grey area when it comes to pesticide use. Just as the legality of cannabis cultivation in the United States differs at the federal and state level, so…

US: EPA streamlines evaluation of pesticides under ESA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “Revised Method for National Level Listed Species Biological Evaluations of Conventional Pesticides.” This is an…

Research looks to beneficial insects for pest control

A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is studying how a combination of beneficial insects can help control the pests in greenhouses. Erfan Vafaie, AgriLife Extension program specialist in Integrated Pest Management, Overton, just wrapped up the second year of a three-year study looking at…

Are your plants suffering from nutrient burn?

One common problem that many indoor growers run into is the leaves of their plant's browning, curling, and drying out around the edges. The most likely cause is nutrient burn.…

Strategic partnership brings botanical-oil-based fungicide-bactericide to U.S. market

Kemin Crop Technologies has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Laboratoire M2, a Canada-based technology and science company, to distribute Thymox Control, a thyme-oil-based biopesticide, effective immediately. Thymox Control is a broad-spectrum, contact fungicide-bactericide concentrate…

"Cannabis aphid is a major threat for indoor or greenhouse hemp production"

One of the main characteristics of the cannabis industry is the great number of rules that regulate the production of this crop. Thus, growing cannabis with high THC or hemp comes with a set of challenges that require growers to be particularly thorough and proactive. This is especially important when it…

Why peat moss is a particularly suitable medium for cannabis growing

Although often overlooked, peat moss is one of the most effective mediums for growing cannabis. A peat moss medium requires a lot less work to set up than a hydroponic or aquaponic setup. With some know-how and little preparatory work, a peat moss medium may bring yields to the next level. What is Peat…

US (MI): Greenhouse disease and insect management recommendations for 2020

Michigan State University Extension has updated their insect and disease management recommendations for the 2020 greenhouse season. There have been some changes from the previous 2019 recommendations. These recommendations are updated yearly to reflect efficacy of pesticides as MSU Extension specialists and…

Bees are benefitting from hemp pollen since its cultivation is increased

Since the 2018 Department of Agriculture Farm Bill finally legalized industrial hemp in the United States, scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit to the new fields…

US (IL): Schaumburg to consider cannabis testing lab

Schaumburg officials will consider allowing cannabis-testing labs in manufacturing districts through the issue of special-use permits. A proposal for one such facility is…


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