Entries by mike oken

The Drone Boom: What You Need To Know

A Special Contribution from GrowingAmerica.com Lynne Hayes, Growing America Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 Drones have been flying the skies of Japan since the 1980s thanks to Yamaha (yes, the motorcycle folks). Back then someone wanted a way to relieve the country’s aging farmers of some of the more backbreaking duties of tending rice paddies. In […]


USDA Awards $9.4 Million for Safer, More Effective Pest Management retrieved from: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/11/0243.xml&contentidonly=true   WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in […]

Greenhouse Plant Protection Tips: Pest Scouting

7 strategies to scouting success Implement these techniques to make the most of your pest monitoring program. Raymond Cloyd Monitoring or scouting is an important practice associated with any plant protection program in greenhouse production systems. Careful inspection will help to assess the population dynamics (relationship between populations and the environment) and trends throughout the […]

BioSafe Systems’ OxiDate 2.0 Now Labeled For Spray-Tank Water Treatment

Plant pathogenic microorganisms, fungi and other harmful bacteria can be found in water collected from open and closed sources that are used for spray-tanks such as ponds, ditches, canals and reservoirs. Using this water without a treatment step prior to mixing your spray solution, may often result in the spread of these harmful microorganisms over […]

BioSafe Systems named one of the top family owned companies in Connecticut

Here at BioSafe, we are very proud of our family-centric heritage and atmosphere. We are a family-run business that creates products for family-run businesses so they can, in turn, create products for families and we were honored to be named one of the top companies in our home state for doing just that. The Hartford […]

Tough to Cover Up

The battle between algae and turf could go deeper than many superintendents think. Used by permission from GIE Media Originally Printed in Golf Industry magazine, July 8, 2016 Algae are common in golf course ponds and lakes, but they also thrive on putting greens and short-cut turfgrasses, particularly ones that are wet, shady, disease-prone or […]

BioSafe visits Anaheim, California for the 2016 CAPCA Conference October 16-18 Booth 617

Another year has flown by and we are looking forward to another great CAPCA show to see some old industry friends and partners. We are excited about this one; not only are we presenting at the label update meetings, we are one of the main sponsors of the entire show! We’ve got plenty to talk about if […]

BioSafe to Exhibit at 2016 PMA Fresh Summit October 15 -16 Orlando, Florida

Each year BioSafe looks forward to the PMA Fresh Summit and no, not only for the abundant amount of delicious food that’s everywhere we turn, but to see what’s new in Food Safety and to share and learn about what’s happening in the fast paced and ever changing life of FSMA; It’s a whole new […]

Get to know these pesky root, leaf and bract poinsettia pests and how to keep them at bay

Protect your poinsettias Get to know these pesky root, leaf and bract poinsettia pests and how to keep them at bay. Article used by permission from GIE Media. Retrieved 9/18/2016 July 28, 2016 Raymond Cloyd Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are widely grown in greenhouses throughout the U.S., and like many greenhouse-grown horticultural crops, they are susceptible to […]

Post-harvest wash water management for shelf life and food safety

Post-harvest wash water management for shelf life and food safety Originally Posted on August 8, 2016 by Phil Tocco, Michigan State University Extension Washing fruits and vegetables fresh from the field in a properly equipped dunk tank or hydrocooler can be of tremendous benefit, extending the shelf life of the produce and improving its safety […]