Knowlege Base

Plant health is at the core of our survival; “our” meaning both the human species and the planet. For the ever-increasing human population, ensuring the optimum health and yield of agricultural crops is the only way to produce enough food on a finite amount of arable land. This goal is only made possible through informed decisions on plant nutrition, pest control, and cultural practices. Use this knowledge base to help you make those choices.

A New Approach to Nutrition

By working within the plant itself to increase its ability to absorb nutrients, KeyPlex 120 nutritional supplement provides big results. Increased root mass, higher brix, longer shelf life and stronger disease resistance are among the benefits of boosting the mitochondria in plants.

Botanical Oils Offer Excellent Repellant Action Against Spotted Wing Drosophila

As pests go, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a relatively new one in mainland North America. While it was well known in Hawaii, SWD was first discovered in mainland North America in California in 2008. A year later it was found in the Pacific Northwest in Washington,...

A New Approach to Nutrition

By working within the plant itself to increase its ability to absorb nutrients, KeyPlex 120 nutritional supplement provides big results. Increased root mass, higher brix, longer shelf life and stronger disease resistance are among the benefits of boosting the mitochondria in plants.

Botanical Oils Offer Excellent Repellant Action Against Spotted Wing Drosophila

As pests go, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is a relatively new one in mainland North America. While it was well known in Hawaii, SWD was first discovered in mainland North America in California in 2008. A year later it was found in the Pacific Northwest in Washington,...

Why Botanical Oils Work on Whiteflies

Whiteflies are so prevalent on so many crops, growers need to know every tool available to use for control. Development of resistance to conventional insecticides continues to whittle down the number of effective products, even as new ones are introduced. Botanical...

Helping Citrus Trees Resist Postbloom Fruit Drop

With fungicides on the wane, look to the plants’ own defenses for control. Citrus groves have been so devastated by Huanglongbing (HLB), it’s easy to forget that there are other diseases to manage. Postbloom fruit drop (PFD) is one of them. With more frequent rains...

Pumping Up Trees in the Face of Disease

Foliar nutrition takes on enhanced role in the battle against HLB Since HLB (Huanglongbing) was first identified in Florida in 2005, its spread has been rapid across all citrus-producing counties in the state. Today, the disease is entrenched with ever-increasing...

Save Your Citrus: Is it Nutrients or HLB?

Your trees are trying to tell you something. Learn how to interpret the signs. For success in citrus production, growers need to be in tune with what's going on in their grove. When something doesn't appear right — whether it's one tree or an entire block — some kind...

Managing Calcareous Soils for Citrus Production

Without effective fertility management, citrus yields will be reduced on alkaline soil types. Most calcareous soil situations are created during the bedding process on flatwoods soils. A typical flatwoods soil has an alkaline, loamy horizon (layer) about 40 inches...

Nitrogen Management for Commercial Citrus Production

Proper management of nitrogen is an essential element to successful citrus production. While growers seek every unique advantage they can to produce superior crops over their competition, often there are unavoidable common ties - even among the most sophisticated...

Nutrient Functions in Citrus

Micronutrients play a critical role in citrus production and tree health While a lot of attention has been focused on foliar nutrition as a means of promoting tree health in the face of HLB, many growers are learning that application of key micronutrients makes sense...

KeyPlex Yield Study

Keyplex DP Trial

Evaluation of KeyPlex 350 OR for PFD Control on Navel Orange

This experiment was established on mature navel orange trees in a randomized complete block design using double tree plots and five replications. Two flower clusters with 10-20 blossoms at the pinhead stage were selected per tree and flagged for future reference....

Is Your Sweet Corn Hungry or Sick?

Distinguishing disease symptoms from those of nutrient deficiencies Tackling disease and nutrition problems usually requires different courses of treatment. As a result, it makes sense to get the diagnosis right the first time. According to Gordon Johnson, Extension...

Cotton Fertility

KeyPlex Cotton Seed Treatment

Best Management Practices for Turf Nutrition

Produce quality turf by following these tried and true nutrition practices. A lush lawn provides numerous benefits, such as controlling soil erosion, absorbing polluting air particles and providing oxygen. Proper fertilization ensures that turf receives the nutrients...

How to Correct Iron Chlorosis in Turfgrass

Prevent iron chlorosis from yellowing your turf A vibrant green blanket of consistent, rich, emerald color characterizes healthy, lush turfgrass. A pale yellow cast across this perfection is like a dark shadow ruining the turf picture. This bleached turf is usually a...

N,P,K and More

The role of macronutrients and micronutrients in turf nutrition While nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) tend to get all the attention when it comes to turf nutrition, there are fourteen other nutrients that play important roles as well. These include...

Turfgrass Management: Understand the Factors that Damage and Discolor Turf

Determining nutrient deficiencies in turf takes a thorough understanding of the biotic and abiotic factors that can damage and discolor it. No one likes it when brown patches cause unsightly blemishes in a perfect stand of turf. Effective turfgrass management involves...

Anthracnose on Turfgrass

A New Approach to Nutrition

By working within the plant itself to increase its ability to absorb nutrients, KeyPlex 120 nutritional supplement provides big results. Increased root mass, higher brix, longer shelf life and stronger disease resistance are among the benefits of boosting the mitochondria in plants.

Keep Your Workers in the Field and Navel Orangeworm Out

After a trial last season, a California almond grower is going all in with KeyPlex AWP to control navel orangeworm. Benefits he likes include: Zero REI, zero PHI, 21-day spray interval and better safety for workers as well as well as beneficial insects.

KeyPlex® Announces AWP, a New Tool for Navel Orangeworm Control

KeyPlex is pleased to announce the launch of AWP, an essential-oil based insecticide with multiple modes of action against leps, such as navel orangeworm (NOW), mites and other insects.

A New Tool for Navel Orangeworm and Mites in Nuts

Clearly new methods of control for navel orangeworm are needed. KeyPlex is launching KeyPlex AWP, an essential oil product customized specifically for problematic pests in nuts.

Botanical Oils Provide Excellent Knockdown of Mites and Allow Quick Return of Beneficials

There are a number of good reasons for almond growers to add botanical oils to their mite control programs, but the fact that they are very effective at controlling mites is the most important one. Independent field trials have shown that botanical oils are just as...

Botanical Oils Provide Almond Growers with Options for BMSB Control

Botanical oils offer new options for dealing with brown marmorated stink bug, a new pest to West Coast almond growers. Growers in the East and Midwest have been plagued by the BMSB, as it is also known, for several years, but it is only recently that it has been found...
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