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Sphagnum Peat and Root Diseases

July 23, 2011 3:29 pm

Diseases are becoming increasingly important in the production of ornamental crops due to restrictions on not only the use of chemicals but also the movement of diseased plants across borders. Growers are always seeking safer practices for controlling plant diseases. In this context, I present information to help growers better understand biological properties of peat… View Article Read more about Sphagnum Peat and Root Diseases »

Biocontrol Products for Growing Media

July 23, 2011 3:23 pm

Biological fungicides are a group of biocontrol products that have been used in the greenhouse industry for years. They have been increasing in use and popularity, not only because of their observed effectiveness in preventing disease, but also due to their less restrictive application and REI requirements. There is also a perceived desirable impact on the environment, or ‘greenness’ factor. This article investigates some of the more promising… View Article Read more about Biocontrol Products for Growing Media »