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Boxwood Blight: Researchers Looking Outside of the Box for Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH, USA: Boxwood blight (BB) continues to spread throughout the US. The University of Illinois Plant Clinic recently announced its presence in Illinois. The clinic received two boxwood samples late 2016. Both were from northeast Illinois and were...
Posted On 03 Feb 2017
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Groundbreaking Prestop® 4B wins SIVAL Innovation Award

WESTERLO, Belgium: The biofungicide Prestop® 4B (for bee) has won a gold Innovation Award at the 2017 SIVAL Expo. In combination with Biobest’s Flying doctors® hives it provides a groundbreaking new solution for Botrytis control in soft fruits. The system finally makes...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Naktuinbouw Appoints New Chairman

ZOETERMEER, the Netherlands: The Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture Naktuinbouw today announced the appointment of Ms. Agnes van Ardenne as chairman with effect from 1st January 2017. She succeeds Henk Lange who, after a 30-year career at Naktuinbouw will step...
Posted On 28 Dec 2016
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New WSSA Factsheet Explores Weed Seeds and Their Longevity

LAWRENCE, USA: Did you know some weed seeds can lie dormant in the soil for more than a century and then sprout when conditions are right? A new factsheet available for free download from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) dives into the topic of weed seed longevity,...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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Biobest set to acquire Real IPM Kenya Ltd.

WESTERLO, Belgium: Biobest and Real IPM Kenya today announced that they have entered into an agreement with a view for Biobest to acquire Real IPM Kenya Ltd. Real IPM is a leading company in biological control in East Africa. Its broad market presence ranges from the export...
Posted On 02 Dec 2016
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Bayer supports public access to safety-relevant crop protection study reports

MONHEIM, Germany:  Bayer supports the principles established by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) concerning the extent to which authorities must ensure public access to crop protection product studies under the provision that confidential data is protected. The ECJ has...
Posted On 30 Nov 2016
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Biobest website registration –final winner announced

WESTERLO, Belgium: Alexander Rafajlović, an experienced agronomist and production director at Serbia’s Sagal Agrar, came out as the final winner of the Samsung tablet in Biobest’s website registration contest. An innovative Serbian company at the forefront of intensive...
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Increased risks of root problems caused by wrong choice of substrate

WESTLAND, The Netherlands: Plants evaporate considerably less in winter than in summer, therefore the need for water is lower. Without adjustment of the substrate, there will be an increased risk of root problems. The choice for a more airy substrate in winter is therefore...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Protected cropping allows to produce more crop per drop

Helping to improve the skills and knowledge of their customers from as far afield as Kazakhstan and fostering partnerships between industry professionals, Dutch greenhouse manufacturer Bom Group hosted this summer a business networking breakfast at their new headquarters in...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Bayer completes sale of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses to SBM

MONHEIM, Germany: Bayer today announced the completion of the sale of the Consumer business from Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division, to SBM. The Consumer business encompasses the Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced businesses in Europe and North...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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