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.


OHP Introduces Disarm® O Fungicide

December 8, 2010

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OHP, Inc. announces the introduction of Disarm® O Fungicide to the production ornamentals market.

Disarm O is a broad-spectrum foliar and drench systemic fungicide that offers control of many troublesome foliar diseases as well as soil-borne diseases such as rhizoctonia and phytophthora. Among the foliar diseases controlled by Disarm O are anthracnose, powdery mildew, rusts, and leaf spots. Disarm O may be used on plants growing in containers, benches, flats, plugs, and beds in greenhouses, shadehouses, nurseries, and interiorscapes. Rigorous testing has shown excellent plant safety.

Disarm O, a member of the strobilurin class of fungicides (MOA Group 11), delivers unique benefits to the grower, notes Jeff Dobbs, OHP director of technical services. “Most strobilurins are strongest as foliar disease control products. Disarm O is not only strong as a foliar disease control product but also offers control of soil-borne diseases as well,” states Dobbs. OHP will continue to add additional soil-borne diseases to the Disarm O specimen label. “We are proud to bring yet another winning product to the horticulture market,” notes Terry Higgins, OHP vice president and general manager. “Our goal is to continue to add grower solutions to our product portfolio.”

OHP is a leading marketer of pest control solutions to the production ornamentals market. For more information on Disarm O, click here.


OHP Develops first PGR iOS Application

August 8, 2010

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OHP develops PGR App for Apple iPhone® and iPad®.

Edit: A new version of the popular PGR Calculator has been updated on iTunes. (v2.0)


OHP Inc. announces the introduction of its first iPhone application – designed for Apple iPhone®, iTouch® or iPad® users. The PGR Calculator Application is available immediately at no charge through the iTunes® Application Store.

“We wanted to develop a tool that takes the guess work out of the equation when it comes to calculating and applying PGRs (Plant Growth Regulants) in the field,” notes Dave Barcel, OHP senior technical manager and PGR expert. “It’s as easy as making a phone call on the iPhone.” PGR Calculator will allow the user to look up current PGR rates in ppm for spray or drench applications. The grower then enters the desired dose and the size of the application area (L x W) or the number of pots for a drench and the App calculates the amounts of solution and product needed. “A simple tool like this takes the guess work out of PGR applications and calibration. It’s easy and accurate,” adds Barcel.

As a new generation of growers begin to adopt technology into their work practices, applications like the PGR calculator will become useful tools, says Dan Stahl, OHP vice president of marketing and business development. The application allows growers to perform rate calculations for the OHP stable of PGRs, including Augeo™, B-Nine®, Cycocel®, and Paczol®.

“The PGR Calculator Application is further evidence of OHP’s stated goal of providing solutions to the ornamental industry,” says Stahl. OHP will continue to seek cutting-edge technologies to improve its communications with growers and distributors, adds Stahl.

“This is another industry evolution delivering useful technology to our market which we see as invaluable,” says Stahl.

Click here to download the NEW OHP PGR App. (Must have iTunes installed on your computer)


OHP Introduces Augeo™

June 1, 2010

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OHP introduces Augeo™ – Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) to the production ornamental market

Augeo (pronounced ah’ gee o) is a unique PGR developed to increase lateral branching in both herbaceous and woody plants. Augeo produces thicker, fuller crops with increased side shoots and increased bloom potential. Labeled for use in greenhouses, nurseries, lath and shadehouses, Augeo may be used on perennials, bedding and flowering plants, plugs and liners, trees, shrubs, woody plants, and foliage.

“Some crops have difficulty in developing more branches especially in the very early stages of growth,” notes OHP Senior Technical Manager and PGR Specialist Dave Barcel. “When used properly, Augeo can help with those crops.” Barcel stresses that proper application timing is critical for maximum effectiveness. Generally speaking, the earlier the application, the more consistent the result, notes Barcel. Growers should consult the specimen label for timing instructions.

Unlike traditional PGRs, most of which are giberellic acid (GA) inhibitors, Augeo’s active ingredient dikegulac-sodium induces cell wall collapse. The result is similar to a chemical pinch with decreased apical dominance, increased lower bud initiation, and release of lower buds. “Most PGRs inhibit GA production in the plant,” says Barcel. “Even though we call Augeo a PGR, we know it doesn’t work that way. It is unique in its mode of action.”

OHP plans to continue testing Augeo throughout 2010 and beyond to increase the number of plants on the specimen label. Augeo has a “Caution” signal word and carries a 4-hour Restricted Entry Interval (REI).

In addition to Augeo, OHP markets other leading PGRs including B-Nine®. Cycocel®, and Paczol®.

As with all pesticides, growers should read and follow label directions before using Augeo.