Chemical Care

Bio-insecticide targets thrips, whiteflies in greenhouses

Bio-insecticide targets thrips, whiteflies in greenhouses

Vestaron, a developer of insect-control products derived from naturally occurring peptides, recently introduced Spear-T, a bio-insecticide for the control of thrips and whiteflies in ornamentals and vegetables in greenhouses. Field trials ...

Ecolawn Applicator introduces new top dressers, spreader

Ecolawn Applicator introduces new top dressers, spreader

Ecolawn Applicator is introducing three new products for landscaping professionals. Since 1994, when landscaper Daniel Cote decided to design a self-propelled top dresser and compost spreader – the product that ...

Network of soil-testing laboratories is now Waypoint Analytical

Network of soil-testing laboratories is now Waypoint Analytical

  The largest U.S. agricultural and environmental soil testing network, Laboratory Management Partners, is changing its name to Waypoint Analytical. The new name represents a destination point, the company says, and a ...

Man claims to be sprayed with pesticides, sues landscaping company

Man claims to be sprayed with pesticides, sues landscaping company

A landscaping company from Rockville, Maryland, is being sued for $55,000 by an Oregon man who says he was sprayed with pesticides by one of the company’s workers while sitting ...

Bayer CropScience names marketing chief for turf, ornamentals

Bayer CropScience names marketing chief for turf, ornamentals

The Environmental Science division of Bayer CropScience has named Glenn Rougier as head of marketing for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role, Rougier is ...

Impatiens struggling back from systemic disease

Impatiens struggling back from systemic disease

  The beloved bedding impatiens are slowly making a comeback from the downy mildew that hit them hard four years ago. At the time, the colorful flowers were effectively eliminated as ...

Workshop offers chemical-free ways to control invasives

Workshop offers chemical-free ways to control invasives

  The Ecological Landscape Alliance will play host to a workshop on chemical-free strategies for invasive plant control on July 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Garden in ...

American to head Bayer unit developing products for landscapers

American to head Bayer unit developing products for landscapers

Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, a longtime executive with Bayer, has been named head of the corporation’s Environmental Science unit, the non-agricultural business operations division of Bayer CropScience. The Environmental Science unit ...

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Manage landscapes to prevent damage from Japanese beetles

Japanese beetles begin to make their appearance at this time of year. Landscapers should be on the lookout for the voracious feeders, which are known to go after more than ...

Profile Products heralds quick results at erosion-control job

Profile Products heralds quick results at erosion-control job

Six years after a planned residential development near Tallassee, Alabama, stalled – slipping into foreclosure before the first house was built – major erosion at the site attracted the attention ...

Proper pesticide storage maintains effectiveness, ensures safety

Proper pesticide storage maintains effectiveness, ensures safety

Storing pesticides properly is imperative to ensure safety, but did you know proper storage also helps maintain the effectiveness of the product? Extending the shelf life of pesticides through recommended ...

FMC touts higher application efficiency of new herbicide formulation

FMC touts higher application efficiency of new herbicide formulation

FMC has introduced a new water-soluble liquid herbicide formulation, Solitare WSL, which the company says increases application efficiency while controlling more than 40 weeds. The new Solitare formulation contains a surfactant ...

FMC offers Dismiss rebates as BioSafe Systems courts landscapers

FMC offers Dismiss rebates as BioSafe Systems courts landscapers

Turf professionals shopping for a sedge-control product may want to check out a new rebate offer from FMC, maker of Dismiss brand herbicides. From now through August 15, the company ...

University sues landscaper to collect damages from insurance company

University sues landscaper to collect damages from insurance company

A university in Northwestern Ohio is suing a landscaping company in order to collect $25,000 in damages from the company’s insurance company, which has refused to cover all of the ...

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

A new partnership between Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and Integrated Vegetation Management Partners (IVM Partners) is aimed at improving pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way across eight states. Bayer has ...

Report shows pesticides may have larger effect on ecosystems

Report shows pesticides may have larger effect on ecosystems

A scientific report out of Europe has found that neonicotinoids, a group of pesticides believed to contribute to the mass death of honeybees and widely used in the United States, ...

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