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At Risk Crops: Carnation

At Risk Crops: Carnation

February 9, 2021

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Carnation

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Carnation. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Will Healy, senior technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses and fungal diseases impacting this crop. Will 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-carnation  

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: Hosta

At Risk Crops: Hosta

February 9, 2021

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Hosta

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Hosta. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Nathan Jahnke, a research manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses impacting this crop. Nathan shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control.

Resources:

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

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Growing for the Pro Landscape Market

Growing for the Pro Landscape Market

February 3, 2021

Tech On Demand: Growing for the Pro Landscape Market

 

In this episode of Tech On Demand brought to you by GrowerTalks, host Bill Calkins is joined by joined by Lisa Lacy and Jeff Gibson. Lisa is a Portfolio Manager with PanAmerican Seed – a brilliant plant guru with a keen market sense, spotting trends far before they come to fruition. Jeff is Landscape and Independent Garden Center Business Manager with Ball Horticultural and someone who knows our industry inside and out with an ability to learn markets and help growers produce and deliver the crops relevant to each. Our topic this time is the Professional Landscape Segment – a huge part of our industry and one with particular wants, needs and nuances.

 

Both Lisa and Jeff are industry veterans and with that experience comes plenty of stories, so sit back and enjoy a lively conversation about ways to work effectively, as a grower, with the professional landscape segment. We talk about how the market has changed over the years, what landscape professionals have shared about how they want product grown and delivered, the importance of trust and availability and tips that have worked for many greenhouses. We also discuss how plant breeding and development has evolved to focus on landscape market needs and the importance of trialing new varieties to determine durability and longevity in today’s landscapes. Finally, we wrap up with everyone’s favorite topic – new varieties and products proving success with professional landscapers and designers.

 

Resources:

 

Ball Landscape Website – including the 2021 Thrive regional poster, Photo Library and ready-to-use presentations for growers: https://www.balllandscape.com

 

PanAmerican Seed Pro Landscape Website – including a regional plant selector, sell sheet creation tools and a plant calculator to help design installations: https://www.panamseed.com/landscape

 

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At Risk Crops - Tomato

At Risk Crops - Tomato

February 2, 2021

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops - Tomato

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Tomato. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Nick Flax, a technical specialist with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers a specific virus, as well as bacterial leaf spot impacting this crop. Nick shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control.

Resources:

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

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At Risk Crops - Geranium

At Risk Crops - Geranium

February 2, 2021

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Geranium

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Geranium. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Todd Cavins, a technical manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers bacterial diseases impacting this crop. Todd shares information about these potential challenges, as well as proven strategies for control.

Resources:

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

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At Risk Crops - Hiemalis Begonia

At Risk Crops - Hiemalis Begonia

February 2, 2021

Tech On Demand: At Risk Crops – Hiemalis Begonia

Our miniseries on At Risk Crops continues with Hiemalis Begonia. To look at the inherent risks with this crop, we’re joined by Dr. Nathan Jahnke, a research manager with Ball Horticultural Company. The discussion covers viruses and fungal diseases impacting this crop. Nathan 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-hiemalis-begonia  

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

Subscribe to GrowerTalks Magazine: https://www.growertalks.com/Subscribe/

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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

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

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/

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