We recently spoke with a customer who’s been using one of our chemistries effectively for a while now to suppress disease in his hydroponic operation. He was considering trying to save costs by using Hydrogen Peroxide to treat his particular disease. We though it was time for a chat with Dr. Choppakatla our pathologist, who […]

We are happy to announce that FIESTA Lawn Weed Killer is now approved at a new lower rate, about half of the previous label rate. Applied as targeted or blanket applications, one gallon of Fiesta now treats up to 10,800 ft2. This new rate offers turf managers a more effective and affordable treatment option. FIESTA applied at […]

Powdery and downy mildews are two common pathogens that impact plant and crop health. Powdery mildew is a fungus that results in distinct white spots on plant leaves and stems. It’s common among many plants and crops including legumes, cucurbits, apples, pears, onions, maple trees, and grapes. It requires low humidity with warm temperatures, making […]

Land managers often find it arduous to balance the need for effective weed and pest management with conserving the land’s valuable resources. It is not a secret that pesticides are full of chemicals and these are harmful to humans and animals alike. To reduce the negative environmental and health impacts, many cities and states are […]

Parents and childcare providers want what’s best for children. Obviously, this should include providing a clean and safe environment. Balancing cleanliness with safety can be more of a challenge than some care providers might think, though. While harsh standardized cleaning supplies typically do a great job of removing pathogens, they can also expose young children […]

“Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the food crisis, the health crisis, the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy.” — Dr. Vandana Shiva, Regeneration International Beginning almost two decades ago, a family-owned dairy farm belonging to Greg and Rachel Hart transitioned from conventional dairy farming to regenerative farming (Greenpeace New Zealand). Where typical […]

Deforestation is an environmental issue impacting every continent in the world. It can be linked to various causes, with various impacts. In the U.S., Russia, and China, forestry and wildfires are the top drivers (Mongabay, 2020). But these losses are minute compared to the destruction caused by industrial and small-scale agriculture. In fact, agriculture is […]

Whether you are a garden-enthusiast, commercial agriculturist, or somewhere in the middle, when it comes to producing any kind of healthy plant or crop you need to consider the bugs that they will attract. The relationship between “good” bugs, pests, and our plants goes beyond our control as cultivators. It is our job, however, to […]

It’s no surprise that potatoes are one of the most widely produced and consumed crops globally. In 2018, 368 million tons of potatoes were harvested worldwide. The United States alone is the fifth largest producer, and fourth largest consumer, of potatoes. This staple crop is packed with potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C and […]

Mutually beneficial relationships exist all throughout nature, between birds and insects, insects and flowers, flowers and your favorite garden veggies. Many of your garden veggies are also engaged with mycorrhizal fungi, a healthy fungus that transfers nutrients. There are some companion plant celebrities, like mustard that grows in the vineyards of California, or asters and […]