Integrating Bioprotection (Biological) Products in Greenhouse, Cannabis and Hemp Markets  

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Approved for .5 CEU Credit in Integrated Pest Management;  Approved for 1 CEU credit from CDPR

The biological market continues to grow with a fast adoption rate in North America. Even with the decline of crop plantings and economic uncertainty, biologicals stay at the forefront of growers’ minds. Chemistries are not as responsive as they once were and the adoption of true integrated crop management (IPM) continues to accelerate. For us at Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), IPM is one of the most important aspects we can lead is helping growers embrace sustainability. This spring we launched BioUnite, which lays out the pathway of harnessing the power of biology in combination with conventional chemistry. By adding these biological tools to our tank mixes we are able to make our traditional tools work again or work at a higher performance. This is crucial to the sustainability of agriculture while reducing overall environmental impact and producing crops in a way that adds value to growers.


Conquer Downy Mildew and Other Fungal and Bacterial Diseases With Stargus Biofungicide

 NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: July 25, 2019

Approved for 1 CEU Credit in Integrated Pest Management

Marrone Bio Innovations’ newest biofungicide provides broad-spectrum control on foliar and soil-borne diseases such as Downy mildew, Botrytis,Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Phytophthora and more on a wide range of vegetables and fruit crops. Stargus is based on Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain F727 and has multiple modes of action, including triggering the plant’s own systemic defenses. It is easily tank mixed with other products and is intended to be part of an integrated crop management program. Learn how to fit it into your IPM program and get stronger, healthier plants that provide higher quality and yield.


Management of Bacterial and Fungal Diseases of Tomato

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: March 27, 2019

Fresh market tomato production in the Southeast is challenging because of several foliar diseases that are exacerbated by our high humidity, warm temperatures, and regular (sometimes heavy) rainfall. The successful grower will employ many tools to manage these diseases including host resistance, regular pesticide applications, and cultural practices. As new varieties are released, pesticide labels change or are released, and pathogens develop resistance, it can be difficult to navigate the successful route. This webinar will focus on strategies that combine these practices to manage foliar diseases and optimize fresh-market tomato yields in the Southeast.


Discover the Power of Pumpkins to Maximize Fall Sales

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: March 6, 2019

Learn about the industry-leading leading Powdery Mildew Protected (PMP) pumpkin breeding program of HM Clause. Our experts will share the exceptional attributes of pumpkin varieties that are bound to boost your fall sales. Varieties ranging from minis to extra-large, and specialty types will be discussed. There will be a special “buy one, get one free” limited offer at the end of the webinar.


Nitrogen Products Are Not All the Same. Find Out Why

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: Feb. 28, 2019

Growers often unknowingly limit yield potential with their nitrogen source choices. In cool conditions, not all nitrogen sources are available during this critical growth stage. The addition of soluble calcium during spring applications improves root growth and sets the crop up for improved yields this fall. Join us as Dr. Steve Petrie shares insight from more than 40 years in the industry and discusses the many benefits calcium nitrate delivers to crops.


New Findings on How AZOMITE Volcanic Ash Fertilizer Can Impact Specialty Crop Yield, Quality, and Your Bottom Line

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: Feb. 21, 2019

Learn and interact first-hand with Rajnish Khanna, Ph.D, Founder and CEO of I-Cultiver, Inc., about the latest findings on how Azomite volcanic ash fertilizer impacts specialty crop yield, quality, and ROI (return on investment). He will review research results and ROI discoveries on potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers. Marty Campfield, VP of Sales and Marketing with AZOMITE Soil Products, LLC will explain how leading ag distributors and specialty crop growers are using this information to add Azomite to their product blends, compost applications, soil fertilizer applications, drip irrigation and foliar feeding practices to boost return on investment.


Integrated Management of Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: Dec. 18, 2018

Fusarium wilt of watermelon is a widespread, serious, and persistent disease on watermelon in the U.S. This disease is difficult to control, so the best option is a combination of techniques. Management options include using resistant cultivars, fungicides, grafting, cover cropping, and delayed transplanting.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Anthony Keinath, Professor and Vegetable Pathologist, Clemson University


Could Biodegradeable Mulches Be a New Tool for Your Production Toolbox?

NOW ON DEMAND | Original air date: Dec. 18, 2018

Plastics are all around us. In agriculture, plastic mulches provide many advantages for vegetable production, such as weed and disease management, earliness of harvest, increased yield and quality, and moisture retention. However, plastic mulch use is not without disadvantages, including the cost, labor and environmental issues associated with plastic mulch disposal. Biodegradable mulches (BDMs) offer a potential alternative if they can provide similar advantages to plastic mulch without the disadvantages.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Annette Wszelaki, Professor and Commercial Vegetable Extension Specialist, University of Tennessee