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.


OHP adds Astun™ Ornamental Fungicide to portfolio

October 10, 2017

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OHP Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Astun Ornamental Fungicide to its stable of pest and disease solutions for the greenhouse and nursery markets.

Astun provides outstanding botrytis control with the active ingredient isofetamid, a new fourth-generation member of the SDHI class of chemistry, mode of action (MOA) group 7.

We are excited to add Astun to our portfolio,” says Dan Stahl, OHP vice president and general manager. “We anticipate Astun will become an integral part of a botrytis control rotation for our grower partners.

Astun provides preventative, systemic, and curative activity on ornamentals grown in commercial greenhouses and nurseries”, notes Dr. Carlos Bográn, OHP manager of technical services.

Astun is most effective when used as a protectant fungicide applied when conditions are right for botrytis development but before the disease damages the crop,” says Dr. Bográn.

Formulated as a user-friendly Suspension Concentrate (SC), Astun provides growers a new tool for botrytis resistance management. Astun can be tank mixed with other partners for a broader spectrum of control.

In recent years, certain botrytis strains have become resistant to products used against the disease,” notes Dr. Bográn. “Astun offers an option with no reported resistance against botrytis.

Astun carries a 12-hour REI and Caution signal word.

More information on Astun including label, SDS and product information can be found here.