Spraying robot converted into a disinfection machine after mounting an extra reel

With the deployment of a spraying robot, crops can be sprayed fully automatically. The robot does its job and reduces the grower's workload. One of those robots is the Wanjet S55, with a width of 30 cm, it is suitable for many crops, including tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, roses, and gerbera. Eric…

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"Our solution showed up to 90% less disease development in cannabis inflorescences"

Save Foods announced preliminary results from a third-party trial of its eco crop protection treatment, demonstrating up to 90 percent reduction of pathogens in cannabis inflorescences (flowers). The risk of contamination is present at every stage of the cultivation process. Beyond the health of the…

Beneficial nematodes in alginate capsules for combating fungus gnats in greenhouses

The German biotechnology company e-nema GmbH now offers its nemaplus® depot P biological plant protection product on the international market. The formulation has been enhanced and its application simplified.  e-nema GmbH is active globally in the manufacture of nematode insect pathogens for biological plant…

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Four greenhouse trials

US (TN): Efficacy of fungicide treatments against hemp powdery mildew

Powdery mildew (PM) is a common disease of hemp in greenhouses and high tunnels. A limited number of fungicide products are available for use on hemp in Tennessee. Still, there is no information regarding the efficacy of the products against PM on hemp plants in the greenhouse. In a series of four…

Greg Marsh, Morganics:

“The best defense against pests and pathogens is a healthy plant”

“We want to help growers be the best that they can be. Oftentimes, cannabis growers use synthetics or chemicals that find their way into the plant. Therefore, we have created a patent-pending technology that is a powerful tool against all kinds of pathogens, but in an organic and chemical-free way,”…

Pest counts and action thresholds in the greenhouse

There are essentially three options available when scouting your greenhouse crops for insect/mite pests. 1- No scouting performed with pesticides being applied on a calendar timetable. 2- Simply scouting for pest existence with crop protection applied when presence is observed. 3- Scouting crops and…

MSU guidebook directs insect control for profit

“We try to be on top of the situation by scouting and looking for the insects"

Tucker Miller has a list of row crop producers who depend on him to manage insects in their fields, and every year brings a different pest challenge that threatens crop profitability. Miller, an independent crop consultant with Miller Entomological Service in Drew, Mississippi, said there is always…

Israel: “Woven crop protection covers ensure better weather resistance and light distribution”

“Because our covers are woven, they provide growers with additional benefits. From higher durability to better light diffusion, different growers are looking for different aspects. We listen to what the market needs and develop new solutions,” says Mr. Itzhak Shopen, GM of PIC Plast. The Israeli company…

Richard Ward wins the 2021 ANBP Award of Excellence

The Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP) annually recognizes an individual who has made, or is making, extraordinary contributions to the field of augmentation biological control and its use in integrated pest management (IPM). This year they have selected one of North America’s foremost…

New version of smarter scouting IPM software platform launched

IPM Scoutek has released version 2.0 of its smarter scouting IPM software platform. The platform is created to manage pest flare-ups and lower economic injury with real-time data and automated reports.  "The platform now includes powerful features for cannabis growers like action thresholds, heat-maps showing pest/disease…


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