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Cost Savings in Plant Protection Products with Aaron Palmateer

Cost Savings in Plant Protection Products with Aaron Palmateer

November 13, 2020

Tech On Demand: Cost Savings in Plant Protection Products with Aaron Palmateer

In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about the economic side of things – moving beyond “sticker shock” and understanding how plant protection products can actually save you money. Aaron begins by jumping right into the topic with an overview of how growers really do save money when incorporating effective products into their pest, disease and weed management strategies. Next, we tackle the topic of generics and how such products might not be the best approach. Digging deeper, Aaron outlines a plan for cost-effective chemical rotations before sharing some examples of new chemistries developed to not only reduce long-term costs but solve greenhouse problems in creative and modern ways.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode to learn about a new resource available from Bayer, a user-friendly Spanish language pest identification guide that’s sure to be a critical tool for all greenhouse operations.

Resources:

Bayer Ornamentals Website: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us

Spanish Pest Identification Guide: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us/turf-and-ornamentals-management/production-ornamentals/portfolios-and-solutions/Spanish-Pest-Identification-Guide

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Building a Pest & Disease Management Program with Aaron Palmateer

Building a Pest & Disease Management Program with Aaron Palmateer

October 30, 2020

In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to discuss the ins and outs of putting together a comprehensive pest and disease management program for your greenhouse. The episode kicks off with an explanation of integrated pest management for pest and diseases before moving into the key components for a solid program. Once the basics are covered, Aaron shares specific strategies to build a program and ways to know exactly what you’re dealing with when it comes to your crop plan. We wrap up with a conversation about the many variables that exist each season and methods and protocols to follow to minimize the risk of introducing pest, diseases and weeds into a production environment.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode to learn about a new resource available from Bayer, a user-friendly Spanish language pest identification guide that’s sure to be a critical tool for all greenhouse operations.

Resources:

Bayer Ornamentals Website: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us

Spanish Pest Identification Guide: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us/turf-and-ornamentals-management/production-ornamentals/portfolios-and-solutions/Spanish-Pest-Identification-Guide

GrowerTalks Magazine Website: https://www.growertalks.com/

Root, Stem and Crown Rot Diseases with Aaron Palmateer

Root, Stem and Crown Rot Diseases with Aaron Palmateer

September 4, 2020

Tech On Demand: Root, Stem and Crown Rot Diseases with Aaron Palmateer

In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about root, stem and crown rot diseases. Because some of the diseases discussed occur below the soil and out of sight, detection is extremely critical to avoid devastating effects to the crop. The earlier symptoms are detected the better - that’s how this episode begins. Next, Aaron moves to an overview of the major pathogens impacting root, stem and crown and exactly how they cause disease. He goes in depth on the Big Four – Pythium, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia and Fusarium – but also discusses less-common pathogens and fungi.  This episode concludes with a review of treatment options and rotation suggestions.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode to learn about a new resource available from Bayer, a user-friendly Spanish language pest identification guide that’s sure to be a critical tool for all greenhouse operations.

Resources:

Bayer Ornamentals Website: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us

Spanish Pest Identification Guide: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us/turf-and-ornamentals-management/production-ornamentals/portfolios-and-solutions/Spanish-Pest-Identification-Guide

GrowerTalks Magazine Website: https://www.growertalks.com/

Foliar Diseases of Ornamental Plants with Aaron Palmateer

Foliar Diseases of Ornamental Plants with Aaron Palmateer

August 28, 2020

Tech On Demand: Foliar Diseases of Ornamental Plants

In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by Aaron Palmateer, Senior Technical Representative with Bayer Ornamentals, to talk about foliar disease on greenhouse crops. Leaf spot disease management must be a top priority for all greenhouse professionals and Aaron explains why, as well as comparing the importance of yield to farmers with quality for greenhouse growers. After setting the stage for this episode’s discussion, the conversation moves to the importance of diagnostics and then a deep dive into how exactly disease happens and a review of the “disease triangle” with a twist. The differences between fungal and bacterial pathogens are detailed before Aaron tackles best practices to avoid them. This episode concludes with a review of treatment options and how to avoid resistance.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of this episode to learn about a new resource available from Bayer, a user-friendly Spanish language pest identification guide that’s sure to be a critical tool for all greenhouse operations.

Resources:

Bayer Ornamentals Website: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us

Spanish Pest Identification Guide: https://www.environmentalscience.bayer.us/turf-and-ornamentals-management/production-ornamentals/portfolios-and-solutions/Spanish-Pest-Identification-Guide

GrowerTalks Magazine Website: https://www.growertalks.com/

At Risk Crops - Cabbage & Kale

At Risk Crops - Cabbage & Kale

August 17, 2020

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Cabbage & Kale

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Cabbage & Kale – two very common fall crops. To look at the inherent risks with these key seasonal crops, we’re joined by Dr. Todd Cavins, a technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers bacterial leaf spot, or black rot. Dr. Cavins shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control.

Resources:

Slides for this presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/ball-tech-on-demand-at-risk-crops-cabbage-kale

Overview of At Risk Crops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nivIaIVFE3c

At Risk Crop Resources: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

At Risk Crop Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWIFgcRZVIylFIk-me3R1Q

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At Risk Crops - Peppers

At Risk Crops - Peppers

August 12, 2020

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Peppers

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Peppers – ornamental and edible. To look at the inherent risks with this key seasonal crop, we’re joined by Dr. Todd Cavins, a technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers bacterial leaf spot and tospoviruses. Dr. Cavins shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control.

Resources:

Slides for this presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/ball-tech-on-demand-at-risk-crops-pepper

e-GRO: Insecticides Labeled for Greenhouse-grown Vegetables resource mentioned in the discussion:http://e-gro.org/pdf/2017_607.pdf

Overview of At Risk Crops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nivIaIVFE3c

At Risk Crop Resources: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

At Risk Crop Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWIFgcRZVIylFIk-me3R1Q

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At Risk Crops - Zinnia

At Risk Crops - Zinnia

July 27, 2020

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Zinnia

 

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Zinnia. To look at the inherent risks with this key crop, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager for Ball Horticultural Company. Bacterial leaf spot, fungal leaf spot and powdery mildew are the topics at hand and Dr. Healy shares how to identify these diseases and also best strategies for control. Producing a clean, healthy zinnia crop is the ultimate goal.

 

Resources:

 

Slides for this presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/ball-tech-on-demand-at-risk-crops-zinnia

 

At Risk Crop Resources: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

 

At Risk Crop Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWIFgcRZVIylFIk-me3R1Q

 

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At Risk Crops - Garden Mums

At Risk Crops - Garden Mums

July 27, 2020

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Garden Mums

 

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Garden Mums. To look at the inherent risks with this key seasonal crop, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager for Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion centers on one major disease concern, Chrysanthemum White Rust. Dr. Healy shares information about this disease, as well as proven strategies for control. Fusarium on chrysanthemums is also covered in detail.

 

Resources:

 

Slides for this presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/bcalkins/ball-tech-on-demand-at-risk-crops-garden-mums

 

At Risk Crop Resources: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

 

At Risk Crop Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWIFgcRZVIylFIk-me3R1Q

 

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At Risk Crops - Overview

At Risk Crops - Overview

July 27, 2020

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Overview

 

This episode kicks off a miniseries on At Risk Crops. For a high-level overview of this topic, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager for Ball Horticultural Company. To start off our look at At Risk Crops, Dr. Healy digs into ways to manage the Disease Triangle – Pathogen, Host and Environment – and overall strategies to use when producing crops with inherent challenges. Continuous management of the disease triangle, throughout the entire production process, is required to ensure crop success.

 

Resources:

 

At Risk Crop Resources: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

 

At Risk Crop Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWIFgcRZVIylFIk-me3R1Q

 

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Holding & Delaying Greenhouse Crops

Holding & Delaying Greenhouse Crops

July 20, 2020

Tech On Demand: Holding & Delaying Greenhouse Crops

 

Although this season is an anomaly, the first time North America has experienced pandemic-related quarantines and sheltering, holding crops due to market challenges like weather impact growers more often than not. Today, we catch up with three experts covering a wide range of greenhouse crops from a technical and cultural perspective to learn strategies greenhouse professionals can use when product can’t be shipped on time. What crops respond well to holding and delaying strategies from cutting back to temperature manipulation and chemicals to lighting? How can you best make those kinds of decisions? What data do we have to determine how to treat specific crops? Are there any that you absolutely should not hold in certain ways? We tackle all of this and much more for seed annuals, vegetative annuals and perennials with PanAmerican Seed's Jerry Gorchels, Gary Vollmer from Ball FloraPlant and Selecta One and Chris Fifo with Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed. The goal is to keep annual and perennial crops alive and saleable longer.

 

Resources:

 

Holding & Delaying Crops - Excel Tool and Strategies Document: https://www.ballseed.com/QuickCulture/ProductionGuides/

 

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