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R. Kenneth Horst

A highly regarded expert in the field of plant diseases, Dr. Horst established H & I Agritech Inc. in 1992. The company focuses on the research, development and production of environmentally safe products to control plant disease. 196 more words

Agriculture

September 1, 2014

Warning: Insect photo below.

We’ve been pretty good about keeping the tomato plants pruned this year. It’s a difficult balance between over-pruning, which can reduce a vine’s productivity, and under-pruning, which can lead to disease and insect infestation. 90 more words

Gardening

August 28, 2014

Shhh, don’t talk too loudly or they’ll hear.

(We haven’t had any striped cucumber beetles or hornworms this year…yet.)

Gardening

EPA tool helps growers calculate buffer zones

From Southeast Farm Press

Soil fumigant labels changed in Dec. 2012, requiring applicators to calculate and stick to buffer zones around fields when applying fumigants. A lot of work by the Southeast vegetable industry and the Environmental Protection Agency went into basing the buffer zones’ distances on sound science. 280 more words

News

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (21 Jan 15)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of… 358 more words

Agriculture

Update: New Pest & Disease Records (07 Jan 15)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this fortnight include the first report of leaf spot disease in coconut seedlings in China, a study on the occurrence of Cucumber mosaic virus subgroups IA and IB isolates in tomatoes in Nigeria and the first report of… 359 more words

Agriculture