Better start with early PGR treatments

January 7, 2012

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Growers can gain a better start on bedding plants with early PGR, Insecticide and Fungicide applications.

Simply treat plugs or rooted cuttings in the beginning stage 1 to 2 days after receiving.

Plug applications of Augeo, Kontos, and Compass O or Veranda O  save the growers time and money while producing better plants

November 2011 issue of  Greenhouse Product News (GPN).

Author: Andy Seckinger – OHP, Inc

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Kontos® against mealybugs, whiteflies, and leafminers by Dr. Carlos Bogran

December 12, 2011

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A look at how Kontos insecticide with a new revised label fares against mealybugs, whiteflies, aphids and other pests.

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The Kontos specimen label has recently been altered to include the following:

  • Control of immature stages of thrips
  • Drench and foliar spray labeling for outdoor applications at 1.7 to 3.4 fluid ounces per 100 gallon of water
  • Removal of aerial application


  • Efficacy of Kontos compared well with several other products against a variety of insect pests, including mealybugs, whiteflies, and leafminers.
  • Based on efficacy and novel mode of action , Kontos is a great tool for insecticide resistance mitigation and management of these important pests.
  • Insect control by Kontos is slow but long lasting.
  • It is best used against small populations or early in the crop cycle


Biathlon® granular herbicide dust comparison

September 26, 2011

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Biathlon is a new pre-emergent granular herbicide for control of weeds in field and container production ornamentals, conifers and Christmas trees, ground maintenance, and other label specified non-crop areas. Biathlon contains the active ingredients oxyfluorfen and prodiamine formulated on the Verge™ granule.

In order to show the advantages of Biathlon based on the Verge granule we developed a video comparing Biathlon to Scott’s Rout and OH 2 herbicide. For more information on Biathlon, including the latest MSDS and Label click here.


OHP launches new, improved website

July 10, 2011

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OHP, Inc. is pleased to announce revisions and improvements to the company website.

The new website design features several changes that make navigation and information retrieval even easier. The site is available in Spanish as well.

OHP will roll out the new site at the OFA Short Course July 9-12.

Among the improvements aimed at providing the same great information with a better delivery mechanism:

  • Quicker and more robust search functionality
  • One-click access to information
  • Enhanced visual layout
  • Improved video access
  • Better compatibility for today’s mobile devices

Designed and developed by OHP Manager of Marketing Services Ryan Boehm, the site allows for easy access to OHP literature such as specimen labels and MSDS. All literature has been recently updated.

We realize that company websites are more important than ever and we plan to maintain and upgrade the OHP website on a regular basis to stay on the leading edge of communication,” notes OHP Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Dan Stahl.

OHP, Inc. is a leading marketer of pest control solutions for the greenhouse and nursery markets with over 50 products to serve the needs of today’s grower.


OHP Introduces Sirocco™

March 3, 2011

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OHP, Inc. announces the immediate availability of Sirocco Miticide/Insecticide to the production ornamentals market.

Sirocco is a unique broad-spectrum miticide and insecticide that provides growers with an effective tool for many hard to control greenhouse and nursery pests.

Sirocco provides control of a variety of mites including two-spotted spider mites, spruce spider mites, cyclamen mites, broad mites, bud mites, and southern red mites. Additionally, Sirocco provides control of insects such as leafminers as well as suppression of aphids, thrips, and whiteflies. Sirocco, a unique combination of bifenazate and abamectin, provides growers with two different modes of action, notes Jeff Dobbs, OHP director of technical services. “Growers will note fast activity on a broad-spectrum of mites with Sirocco and in addition, translaminar activity,” notes Dobbs.

Sirocco can be used on ornamental plants such as bedding plants, foliage plants, bulb crops, perennials, and shrubs and trees, including non-bearing fruit trees grown in greenhouses, shadehouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes. Testing has shown excellent plant safety. “We are excited about the level of mite control that Sirocco provides our grower partners”, says Terry Higgins, OHP vice-president and general manager, “Sirocco is a great addition to our current portfolio of mite and insect solutions.” OHP is a leading marketer of pest control solutions to the production ornamentals market. For more information on OHP or Sirocco, click here.