Updates

November 28, 2016

At the recent Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo, the “Advanced Biocontrol Panel” with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting; Ron Valentin, Bioline Agrosciences and Jeff Marstaller, Cozy Acres Greenhouses, there were many excellent questions.

What about using wild collected lady beetles (a. k. a., ladybirds or ladybugs) for aphid control?

Topics: Biological Control Content Type: Update
November 21, 2016

Here are a few take-home tips from the “Advanced Biocontrol Panel” with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting; Ron Valentin, Bioline Agroscience and Jeff Marstaller, Cozy Acres Greenhouses.

Topics: Biological Control Content Type: Update
October 28, 2016

Sweetpotato whiteflies Bemisa tabaci  have been observed on poinsettias since early in the growing season. While many growers are using biological controls and are keeping them in check there may be situations where late season treatments may be necessary.

Topics: Insects and Mites Content Type: Update
October 17, 2016

Meadow Voles and Mice

Topics: General, Pesticide Use Content Type: Update
October 6, 2016

Various types of leaf deformation may occur on poinsettia. Often, the damage begins when the leaves are very small. As plants grow, the mature leaves cover the damaged young leaves, so plants are still marketable.

Topics: Cultural Practices, Cultural Problems Content Type: Update

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