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Ornamentals Advisory Blog

Welcome to our blog! We hope you find the articles from our team insightful to make sure every flower counts. 

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  • Fighting Botrytis in ornamental crops

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    01.03.2021
    Botrytis cinerea (grey mould) is one of the most widespread and destructive fungal diseases of ornamental crops. It infects over 200 plant species worldwide causing annual losses of $10 billion to $... Read more
    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Measures for mildews

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    13.01.2021
    Despite their similar names they’re completely unrelated: powdery mildews are fungi while downy mildews are oomycetes, the same group of micro-organisms as those troublesome root diseases Pythium and... Read more
    Average: 4 (2 votes)
  • Take the stress out of plant health

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    28.09.2020
    A relatively new type of plant health product which complements both crop protection and nutrition, biostimulants are set to play an increasing role in integrated pest and disease management... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Biopesticides make the grade

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    28.09.2020
    Last time we focused on why biopesticides and biostimulants are featuring more in growers’ IPM programmes. This time we’ll look in more detail at biopesticides and how to get the best from them.... Read more
    Average: 4 (2 votes)
  • Biostimulants - the emerging technology

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    25.09.2020
    There comes a point when an emerging technology moves from the ‘alternative’ to the mainstream – no longer in the hands of small manufacturers and a few early adopters but embraced by companies with... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Guide to the main fungicide modes of action

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    25.09.2020
    Here we outline the main elements of pathogen biology that different fungicides are designed to target. Within each broad mode-of-action category, fungicides are classified by a FRAC code according... Read more
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  • Understanding how fungicides work

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    26.08.2020
    Understanding how fungicides work ­– their mode of action ­– not only helps in the design of spray programmes when new diseases or resistant strains of pathogen appear, it helps you minimise the risk... Read more
    Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
  • Fungicides & their modes of action

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    26.08.2020
    Plant pathogens are just as likely to evolve resistance to fungicides as insect pests are to insecticides, and for the same reasons, which are outlined in my recent blog on insecticide resistance.... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Insecticide resistance: let groups be your guide

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    25.08.2020
    In my last blog I looked at why repeated use of insecticides with the same mode of action can lead to resistance evolving in pest populations.A mutation which makes a pest resistant to a particular... Read more
    Average: 3 (2 votes)
  • Insecticide resistance: know your modes of action to stay a step ahead of evolution

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    17.08.2020
    When it comes to insect pest control in particular, you can expect fewer chemical insecticides to draw from over time (see my last blog). Managing resistance risks to prolong the effective life of... Read more
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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