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Feds invest $640k in Canadian organics

AAFC announced an investment of over $640,000 to the Canadian Organic Growers (COG) to help get more Canadian consumers buying Canadian-made organics.

Red Sun Farms expands greenhouse acres in Canada and Mexico

The vertically integrated greenhouse producer is in construction to complete a 25 acre expansion this winter and 50 acres next spring in Mexico.

Nature Fresh Farms releases 100 per cent home-compostable cucumber wrap

The compostable film will prolong the shelf life of the product; however, it will do so without adding to long term landfill waste.
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Plant Protection: Managing Greenhouse Insect & Mite Pests

Raymond A. Cloyd, an extension Specialist in Ornamental Entomology/Integrated Pest Management at Kansas State University, discusses the common insect and mite pests of ornamental crops and how to treat their infestations. Cloyd explains insecticide and chemical classes and modes of operation, proper tank mixing procedures, application coverage and timing, and pesticide storage.

He also talks about phytotoxicity and the effects of pH on chemical effectiveness. A final chapter on pest identification describes common insets and mite pests, their feeding patterns and damage to crops, and control methods. Learn More
Featured News 
Feature 1

New tools against the two-spotted spider mite

Growers who have encountered the two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) before may be all-too familiar with its uncanny ability to survive a number of different pesticides. The good news is, a new set of tools are being developed to target pesticide resistance. » Learn more
Feature 2

Crop clean out: Tips and tricks

As many greenhouse vegetable crops start to wind down, a thorough clean out between crops is critical. Not only can this reduce carryover of pests and plant pathogens, it also improves the success of IPM programs in the next crop. Here are three critical steps to a thorough cleaning. » Learn more