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An early uptick in thrips

An unusually mild winter has brought on an early uptick in the thrips populations across the U.S. Many growers are surrounded by open fields or they are in agricultural areas. This is true whether it’s cotton in Florida, hay in Colorado, or a different crop in California. When those crops are cut, the wind moves the thrips onto…

Bayer

Bayer pays over $10 billion in Roundup settlement

Bayer announced a series of agreements that will substantially resolve major outstanding Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation and PCB water litigation. The main feature is the U.S. Roundup resolution that will bring closure to approximately…

Friendly fungi benefits 80% of all plant species

Mycorrhizae are beneficial soil organisms used in all kinds of horticulture to help maximize plant performance. The company Mycorrhizal Applications produces and researches commercial mycorrhizae. The company has 25 years of experience helping growers of all kinds adopt this symbiotic technology.  With all…

US (CO): List of chemical crop protections acceptable for cannabis expanded

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has expanded the list of pesticides that can be used on cannabis without being in violation of the Pesticide Applicators’ Act. The…

Putting the grower first in crop protection

The goal of a Texas based horticultural technology start up is to help the world thrive with healthier harvests, and to help growers reach that goal John Appel, president of Verano365, and Dave Coorts, technical director, talk about their products, and how they complement each other. Several new products…

Best practices to fight cannabis aphids

One of the major problems at this time of the year is combatting the cannabis aphid. And, the last thing you want is a cannabis aphid problem as you go into flower or worse, as you’re in flower. Everyone has a spray program ready and we all endeavor to have a really tight system that allows us to start…

“We learned these kinds of natural methods are the only way to beat this, and once you start doing it, you can’t go back”

Fred Renteria thought he had a pretty good cannabis farm going. But then an unstoppable outbreak of russet mites two years ago convinced him he could be doing things much better. “We used to spray everything with chemical crop protections, like most of the other growers,” he said. “Then we couldn’t beat…

CAN: Crop protection approved for use on cannabis and hemp

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.’s Regalia MAXX biofungicide received the first approval for indoor and outdoor use on cannabis and hemp in Canada. “Obtaining the first approval for use on field hemp and cannabis is an exciting achievement for Marrone Bio and will benefit Canadian growers,” said Kevin…

Top rot and powdery mildew bio-control challenge for cannabis growers

Most pests in cannabis cultivation can be controlled with natural enemies, such as certain beetles and wasps, but top rot and powdery mildew just cannot be controlled that…

Viruses in irrigation water

The conversation and discussion on the topic of viruses has now become more pertinent than ever, not only in human health, but also in the vegetable cultivation sector. Diseases caused by the Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) has been plaguing the Dutch cucumber cultivation sector for years and it also seems like the…

Safeguarding an indoor grow from pests

Pests have been a problem for farmers since the dawn of time. Growing nutritious plants is a veritable buffet for insects. In the past, growers were limited to crop dusting with harmful chemicals. But things have changed, at least for some.  One of the best ways to prevent pests is by taking your grow operation…

Verano365 launches Nutrivix

New root system improvement product

Verano365 is releasing a new product for greenhouse, nursery and hydroponic growers, which intends to improve the plants root system development.  The product is Nutrivix Zn | CU,…

Biobest

Asperello T34 Biocontrol now available in Canada

Biobest Canada announced that PMRA has granted the label expansion of Asperello T34 Biocontrol. Until now Asperello was only approved for use in greenhouse ornamentals, in Canada. Asperello T34 Biocontrol contains the fungus Trichoderma asperellum strain T34. It can be applied preventatively by growers…

Biobest to launch Crop-Scanner

New Crop-Scanner app for efficient biological crop protection

The new app Crop-Scanner from Biobest unlocks fast and accurate scouting for growers to deliver improvements in overall IPM performance. Enabling growers and their Biobest advisors to closely follow pest outbreaks in crops online, this innovative app is set to significantly improve the remote provision…

CAN: Biological crop protection receives approval for use on cannabis and hemp

Marrone Bio Innovations has announced today that Regalia Maxx biofungicide received the first approval for indoor and outdoor use on cannabis and hemp in Canada. Cannabis and hemp were relatively small crops in Canada until lifestyle cannabis was approved in 2018. According to Health Canada, 77,800 acres…


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