Category Archives: Whitefly

Lots and Lots of Lewis mites! (And how to go about controlling them in poinsettia).

You know how I just wrote a post on how you need to look out for unprecedented mealybug infestations in your crop this year?  Well I lied!  Now you need to look out for mealybug AND unusually high numbers of … Continue reading

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Pest & Disease Prevention in Poinsettia – Now’s the Time!

Poinsettias may only in the greenhouse for a relatively small time, but they can have BIG problems compared to other crops.  Lewis mites, Pythium, and the dreaded Q-Biotype of whitefly all have the potential to make a significant number of plants … Continue reading

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Get the 411 on whitefly control from growers and industry experts

Poinsettia season is just a few weeks away.  Do you know how you’re going to handle whitefly control this year?  All biocontrol?  Which bios will be the most effective?  What about pesticides? To get these questions answered (ESPECIALLY if you weren’t … Continue reading

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Update on Met52 Availability – EC but no Granular from Plant Products

In anticipation of Monstanto BioAg’s decision regarding re-sourcing Met52, Canadian distributor Plant Products stocked their shelves. Plant Products currently holds over 1000 units of the popular Met 52 EC (emulsifiable concentrate) product.  This should be enough to bridge any gap in supply from Monstanto. … Continue reading

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Met52 to be temporarily unavailable

After several months of uncertainty, Monsanto BioAg  will continue to offer Met 52 bioinsecticide.  However, as new sources of inputs are being pursued, the product will not be available between February and October 2016. This affects both the EC and … Continue reading

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Got thrips? Check out this exciting new resource!

It’s an exciting time for Floriculture IPM!  I am VERY pleased to announce the launch of the all new GreenhouseIPM website! GreenhouseIPM.org presents a compilation of up-to-date information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biological control  in greenhouses. And, as part of the website … Continue reading

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Floriculture IPM Check-in: What’s working in Points?

It’s that time of year again, where the struggle against pests of poinsettias is real.  So I thought it was time for a summary of what’s working in the industry, and what’s not. (Beware!  This is a longer post than … Continue reading

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