Basic Food Safety for the Grower

Basic Food Safety for the Grower

From laying down the crops to even selling the produce, there’s a lot that crosses a farmer’s mind. Food safety and preventing diseases should be high on the priority list. Food Safety Read about: Pollinator Health Update Taking the appropriate precautions to lessening the risk of contamination is sometimes overlooked and in turn, it can be risky. … Read more

Thrips, Aphids and Spider Mites…Oh My!

Thrips, Aphids and Spider Mites

Greenhouse growers nationwide are well versed in thrips, aphids and spider mites. These three pests are the most persistent greenhouse pests across the country. Thrips, Aphids and Spider Mites “Mealybugs and scale, whiteflies and leafminers are also important,” said Frank A. Hale, Ph.D., professor of Horticultural Crops Entomology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of … Read more

Harness the Strength of Your Fungicides

Strength of Your Fungicides

Fungicides differ from other pesticides. Most insecticides and some herbicides ‘knock down’ pests, but fungicides work best when applied before pests appear. Almost all fungicides are developed to protect healthy plants from a pest pathogen before infections occur. Most fungicides are classified as protectants. Strength of Your Fungicides Read about:  BelleWood Acres’ Holistic Approach to Apple Management … Read more