OHP adds Kalmor Fungicide/Bactericide to its biosolutions

March 18, 2019

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OHP is pleased to announce the addition of Kalmor® Fungicide/Bactericide to its line of quality biosolutions™Kalmor Fungicide/Bactericide for ornamental growers.

Available through authorized OHP distributors, Kalmor is an OMRI-listed, copper hydroxide-based fungicide that is labelled for use on a range of vegetables and herbs grown in greenhouses, shadehouses, and nurseries, for control of many problematic fungal and bacterial diseases.

Available in an easy-to-use dry flowable formulation, Kalmor is labelled for control of alternaria, bacterial leaf spot, botrytis, cercospora leaf spot, downy mildews, fire blights, needlecasts, pseudomonas leaf spots, xanthomonas leaf spot, and other diseases.

“Kalmor is a high-quality formulation with smaller particles than other copper-based products,” says OHP Manager Technical Services Dr. Carlos Bográn.

“The smaller the particle, the more copper ions there are in solution which means you need less product to do the same job,” says Dr. Bográn. “Less copper is better for the environment as well.”

Kalmor is effective against resistant strains of certain diseases, making it an ideal choice in an IPM program, adds Dr. Bográn.

As with any copper-based products, users should check compatibility with other products before tank mixing. Kalmor should not be tank-mixed with OHP’s Areca® Fungicide or other aluminum-based products.

OHP biosolutions is comprised of products that are specifically designed to address the growing segment of green growers, who focus on non-chemical or softer means of pest control. For more Kalmor information, including Label, SDS and product information click here.


OHP set to launch Fortress herbicide

September 20, 2018

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OHP is pleased to announce we have received federal registration for Fortress® Ornamental Herbicide, aFortress Ornamental Herbicide from OHP pre-emergent granular product that provides outstanding control of broadleaf and grassy weeds on woody plants, perennials, and grasses.

Fortress will be available through authorized OHP distributors in early October.

A unique combination of isoxaben and dithiopyr, Fortress is manufactured using engineered granules that produce virtually no dust and low odor.

Fortress granules are uniformly round and do not hang up in crop canopy, resulting in better plant tolerance and increased safety for the applicator. The Fortress specimen label lists minimal Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements for the applicator.

The Fortress label notes many tolerant perennials and grasses along with a detailed list of broadleaf and grassy weeds controlled such as crabgrass, eclipta, bittercress, oxalis, marestail, spurge, purslane, and others.

Fortress is packaged in 50-pound bags, 40 to a pallet. Use rate is 150 lbs./acre.

Please click here for current state registrations as well as Fortress label, SDS and product information.


Ron Ostrander joins OHP Sales Team

July 20, 2018

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We are ecstatic to add Ron to our sales team,” say Troy Bettner, OHP head of sales and marketing. “He is a proven, experienced performer and is well-liked and respected by his grower customers and distributor sales people.

Ron is based in Apopka, and covers Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi.Ron Ostrander, OHP, Inc.

Prior to joining OHP, Ron’s vast experience includes sales and commercial roles at Chemlawn, VJ Growers Supply, ProSource One, and most recently the HC Companies.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Lynchburg in Lynchburg, VA.

With his diverse background and experience in the horticultural market, Ron is a valuable resource for his customers,” adds Bettner. “He is extremely knowledgeable about growing and providing marketplace solutions.

OHP, Inc is a leading supplier of pest control solutions to the production ornamentals market.


OHP names new head of sales and marketing

April 30, 2018

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We are pleased to announce a key addition to team OHP.

Effective April 30, Troy Bettner has joined OHP as head of sales and marketing. He replaces long-time leader Terry Higgins, who retired March 31. He will lead the sales and marketing efforts with OHP’s experienced team of horticulture professionals.

Troy Bettner, Sales & Marketing Manager with OHP, Inc.Troy has many years of experience in agricultural chemicals, most recently as business development leader for Helm Agro, an agricultural-based provider of pest control chemicals. He also worked several years in the horticulture market.

OHP is thrilled to bring Troy on board to help with our sales and marketing efforts. With his varied background, he will play a key role in helping to lead OHP into the future.

Troy holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Purdue University.

“I am so excited to be part of OHP, the leading horticultural solutions provider,” says Troy. “I look forward to meeting with the many OHP customers throughout the country.”

Troy, his wife, and three children reside in Carmel, IN.


OHP launches new biological insecticide – Thuricide N/G

November 7, 2017

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OHP is proud to announce the addition of Thuricide® N/G Biological Insecticide to its portfolio of biosolutions.Thuricide N/G biological insecticide

Thuricide N/G, derived from a naturally-occurring bacteria, infects lepidopteran larvae and other insect larvae. Thuricide N/G contains the bacteria bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki strain SA-12.

The product is the latest of several additions to the OHP biosolutions segment of new tools and proven solutions for crops grown in greenhouses, nurseries, and the landscape— including vegetables and herbs. Thuricide N/G is approved for organic production and is OMRI listed.

Thuricide N/G is another great tool in our biosolutions segment,” says Dan Stahl, OHP vice president and general manager. “We feel strongly that providing solutions for growers who use not only conventional, but other means of pest control, is of great importance to our industry as habits are changing rapidly.”

After a Thuricide N/G application, insect larvae consume the bacteria. Once in the insect gut (stomach) the cryotoxins are released causing the larvae to stop feeding and subsequently die within a few days.

Use of Thuricide N/G fits well into a pest control program utilizing beneficial insects or predators, notes Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP Technical Manager.

Dr. Bográn notes Thuricide N/G should be used at the first sign of pest infestations for optimal results and in a rotation with products from different classes with different modes of action.

Thuricide N/G carries a 4-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI) and Caution signal word.

OHP, Inc. is a leading marketer of pest control solutions for the greenhouse and nursery market.

More information on OHP biosolutions and Thuricide N/G may be found here.