The recent boom in tropical plant production over the past few years means growers are encountering different and more challenging pests in greenhouses. Please join me and Judy Colley (Biological Technical Rep for Plant Products) for an upcoming webinar with Michigan State University Extension, where we talk about how to manage the “usual suspects” on various tropicals, as well as some of the more unique problems!
Keep reading for more information on registration.
Continue reading “MSU Webinar: “The Trouble with Tropicals” – March 16th”
Need a refresher on specific pests of floriculture, and what to do about them? Want to see how Canada – a world leader in biological control in ornamental crops – does things?
Then the following IPM training videos, made by specialists and consultants in Ontario, are for you!
Keep reading to learn how to access these videos, and the topics they cover.
Continue reading “NEW: Free Online IPM Training for Greenhouse Staff”
Up until this point, most of Ontario floriculture growers (and me!) assumed the only pest thrips we were dealing with was Western flower thrips (besides Echinothrips in a few crops like gerbera and poinsettia).
But a survey conducted in major commercial operations in 2016-2017, AND recent outbreaks of serious damage have proved us wrong. (You know what they say about assuming!). Keep reading to find out the truth about thrips! Continue reading “Which Thrips Are in Your Flower Crops: When Paradigms Shift (Part 1)”