Your Plants Will Thank You for Connecting with SePRO at Cultivate!

Thinking about connecting with a technical specialist at Cultivate’17?  Here are our top two reasons why your plants want you to!

#1: They have the backing of SePRO Corporation

These technical specialists have access to the best in the business.  They’re your entry point to the full line of SePRO’s proven product line.    

  • Have questions about any of SePRO’s solutions?  We’re here to help.
  • Want experts who have seen industry trends come and go?  Ours have.
  • Want a partner you can trust to point you in the right direction for your plants?  We want to help you provide the very best care for your plants.   

#2: Technical specialists know their stuff

Whether it’s a disease problem, a growth regulation issue, a water quality problem or an especially bad outbreak of thrips (or other insects), they’ve got you covered. 

  • What if I’m having trouble with resistant chemistries?
  • If my biggest concern is plant safety, which product should I use?  
  • When is the best time of year to apply each product?
  • What if I also have pond problems?  Can you help with those?

Bring your questions.  We’ll bring our answers.

Click here to connect with a rep early.

Pond Problems? Solved!

We know you care about your plants – and that means you care about all their details: their location, their food, their water

Using subpar water for irrigation can cause all kinds of problems for your plants.  SePRO has your back.  Their state-of-the-art formulations can solve your aquatic challenges.  Be a hero to your plants and read about three of SePRO’s most popular products below.

Super Product One: SeClear Algae and Water Quality Enhancer

Algae eradication is a specialty for SePRO.  SeClear is the foundation of algae and phosphorus management.

Many older formulations get rid of algae, but don’t address excess phosphorus or water quality.  SeClear does it all with longer intervals between applications

Get the water your plants need with less work for you.

Super Product Two: Captain XTR Algaecide

Got thick algae mats that are tough to conrol?  You need Captain XTR. 

Captain XTR controls algae with infusion technology, and assures a water source safe for all plants including flowers in bloom. 

Super Product Three: Komeen Crystal

Tough bottom-dwelling weeds and algae are no match for this solution! 

With an easy-to-use formulation and no irrigation restrictions, Komeen Crystal is designed to simply work for your water.

Get your plants the water they deserve.  They will thank you!  Connect with a SePRO expert at booth 0610 at Cultivate’17!

SePRO Offers Solutions to Your Plants’ Toughest Problems

Which pesky situation best describes your plants?  Find your SePRO solutions below!

Situation One:

  • Searching for a non-neonicotinoid insecticide that offers broad spectrum control without sacrificing crop safety?
  • Need something that’s gentle on your plants, yet devastating to piercing-sucking insects?

SePRO’s Solution: Check out Rycar. 

  • Rycar’s unique chemistry has been proven effective with pests that are resistant to traditional treatments. 
  • Want to learn more? See our Rycar page.

Situation Two:

  • Want a tool to help you battle troublesome pests?
  • Experiencing problems with insecticide resistance
  • Interested in the added benefit of insect control and disease suppression in one formula?

SePRO’s Solution: Hachi-Hachi SC has you covered! 

  • Offering excellent control of thrips, aphids, mealybugs and several other pests, Hachi-Hachi SC provides an affordable option with no known resistances.  
  • To learn more, see our Hachi-Hachi SC page.

Situation Three:

  • Are your plants struggling with plant disease problems?

SePRO’s Solution: SePRO can help with your disease management, too! 

  • Whether you’re looking for a 4-hour REI, copper-based product (Camelot O),
  • a fungicide/bactericide combo that provides maximum coverage (CuPRO)
  • or the industry-standard the industry standard when it comes to Botrytis control (Decree), SePRO can help you help keep your plants protected! 

Want to learn more about our solutions?  Check out our overview page to see how we can help keep your plants healthy.

Bonus Solution:

Our experts at booth 0610 can help with these products – or any others that might help you solve your plants’ unique problems.

Be your plants’ hero -- connect with SePRO at Cultivate’17!

You care about your plants......and SePRO cares about you!

Going to Cultivate'17? Here are our Top Four picks you don’t want to miss at the event!

Top Pick One: $500 Gift Card Giveaway

Your plants – and your wallet – will thank you for this one! Stop by SePRO (booth 0610) for a chance to win a $500 gift card! All you have to do to be entered is share with us what your plants would say if they could talk. And, of course, you can speak to an expert at our booth to learn how our products can help your plants thrive!

Top Pick Two: The Best Sessions

Okay, okay, we know “best” is up for debate, but we can all agree that there is something for everyone at the educational sessions! Your plants will thank you for all the new knowledge you bring back to them!

Get in on the succulent craze at this session.

Want help juggling the “family” part of the family business? This session will help you find balance.

Your plants will really thank you for this one! Learn tips and tricks for diagnosing plant diseases.

Want to learn the latest trends for interiorscapes? You're covered!

Love the science behind your plants? Learn more about how science can inform the designing of plant communities.

Top Pick Three: Flower Run

Looking to get some exercise during your Cultivate experience? Want to support women in your field? Join like-minded individuals for networking and some friendly competition in the Flower Run 5k.

Top Pick Four: Awesome Add-Ons

Are you an emerging professional? Still trying to figure out how to navigate your field? Want to connect with trailblazers who have been in your shoes? Select CareerUP as an add-on experience and get the tools you need to take your career to the next level.

Or maybe you’re at the other end of the spectrum (we care about you, too!). Not sure who to choose as the next leader of your company? Want to make sure your legacy continues? Check out the Succession Planning Workshop to make sure your company is in good hands when you decide to retire.

And you mid-career folks: you didn’t think we’d forget you, did you? Check out a variety of professional development opportunities designed to meet a wide range of needs.

Looking forward to talking plants with you soon! We'll see you at the show.

SePRO Announces New Ornamental Sales Support for the West Coast

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SePRO Corporation is pleased to welcome Max Gilley as a Technical Specialist to lead ornamental sales and support in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Mr. Gilley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science from the University of Missouri and a Master of Science degree in Entomology and Plant Pathology from Mississippi State University.  Max conducted research on the impacts and control of fungal pathogens while at Mississippi State.  He has spent that last year as a Research Associate at SePRO’s Research and Technology Campus (SRTC) in Whitakers, NC.   

Max is passionate about solving problems when it comes to plant production.  “As an agronomist, I love mitigating production issues and working with growers to find the best solutions,” said Max.  Scott Shuler, Western Regional Sales Manager, added, “Max had a strong desire to move into a Technical Specialist role so he could interact with growers to help them solve problems.  Max will quickly become a valuable resource for SePRO’s nursery and greenhouse customers.”

SePRO continues to expand their ornamental portfolio with significant adoption of Topflor® Plant Growth Regulator, Hachi-Hachi®SC and Rycar® Insecticides, and Preferal® Microbial Insecticide.  And we look forward to launching the new OMRI Listed - Zio™ Fungicide later this year.

Max Gilley will begin his role as the Ornamental Technical Specialist for the West Coast beginning on February 15, 2017.

In the interim, please contact me with any technical and business support needs.  Call Scott Shuler, Western Region Sales Manager at 317-388-3316 or e-mail, scotts@sepro.com.

SePRO Announces Addition of Ornamental Sales and Technical Support to the Midwest Region

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SePRO Corporation is pleased to welcome Mr. C.J. Coy as a Technical Specialist to lead ornamental sales and support in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Coy earned a Associate Degree in Horticulture Technologies from Vincennes University followed by a B.S. in Turf Science and Agribusiness Management from Purdue University.  C.J. is a passionate and hardworking individual coming to SePRO with eighteen years of experience working in the green industry.

We are excited to have C.J. join the SePRO sales team.  His passion for learning and focusing on finding the right solutions will allow him to quickly become a valuable resource for nurseries and greenhouses.  With significant adoption of Topflor® plant growth regulator, Hachi-Hachi®SC and Rycar® insecticides, and Preferal® microbial insecticide occurring across the Midwest, C.J. is very excited about getting out and working with growers.

C.J. will begin his responsibilities with SePRO on January 30, 2017.

In the interim, please contact me with any technical and business support needs.  Call Scott Shuler, Western Region Sales Manager at 317-388-3316 or e-mail, scotts@sepro.com.

Significant Addition to SePRO's Sales and Technical Support in the Southeast

SePRO Corporation is pleased to welcome Dennis Bunkley as Technical Specialist to lead ornamental sales and support in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee. 

Over the past 20 years, Dennis’ experience in sales, marketing, customer service and plant production provides SePRO customers with an immediate and lasting resource to advance their businesses.  Dennis is a IHA Certified Horticultural Sales Professional and is a five-time recipient of distributor sales representative of the year as a result of his dedicated focus on providing value and solutions to his customers.

“We are excited to have Dennis join the SePRO sales team.  His expertise and passion for the ornamental business will provide our customers a valuable resource to advance their plant production programs.” said Shaun Hyde, Eastern Region Sales Manager.  With the proven performance of Topflor® growth regulator, Hachi-Hachi®SC and Rycar® insecticides, and the expanding adoption of Preferal® microbial insecticide, there are many effective solutions available to growers in the Southeast.  Dennis will begin his responsibilities with SePRO on January 30, 2017.

In the interim, please contact me with any technical and business support needs. Call Shaun Hyde, Eastern Region Sales Manager, 317-605-2596 or email, shaunh@sepro.com

 

SePRO's Sales and Technical Support in the Great Plains & Mountain Region

SePRO Corporation is pleased to welcome Mason Young as a Technical Specialist to lead sales and support for Turf & Landscape, Ornamental, and Aquatic Markets in the Great Plains & Mountain Region: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.  Mason will begin his responsibilities with SePRO on February 1, 2017.

Mason obtained his B.S. degree in Crop Science with a minor in Pest Management at the University of Arkansas in 2014. He is currently finalizing his thesis for the completion of a M.S. degree at the University of Arkansas in Weed Science under Dr. Jason Norsworthy.  Mason brings to the region a solid working background in applied weed, insect, and disease science and he looks forward to working hard to support his customers in the Great Plains & Mountain Region.  Mason is an outdoor enthusiast and will be located in the Denver, Colorado area.

We are excited to have Mason join the SePRO team.  His strong weed science background will allow him to quickly become a technical support resource for customers in the Great Plains & Mountain Region; supporting solutions such as Legacy® Turf Growth Regulator in golf, Rycar® Insecticide in greenhouses or supporting the launch of the breakthrough herbicide technology of Procellacor™ in aquatics (pending registration in 2017).  Starting February 1, 2017 Mason Young may be reached by phone at 303-229-9622 or by email at masony@sepro.com. 

In the interim, please contact me with any technical and business support needs.  Scott Shuler Western Region Sales Manager at scotts@sepro.com or 317-388-3316.

Significant Addition to SePRO's Sales and Technical Support in the Northeast

SePRO Corporation is pleased to welcome Joe Lynch as Technical Specialist to lead the turf, nursery and landscape business in the Northeast; New England states.

Joe is a graduate of Delaware Valley College with a B.S. in Turf Agronomy and Environmental Science and Masters in Business Administration. Joe brings a diversity of expertise in business, customer relations and agronomy through his education and golf course superintendent leadership responsibilities over the past decade. Joe is a member of the GCSAA and is a certified pesticide applicator in Pennsylvania.

We are excited to have Joe join the SePRO team. His expertise and passion for problem solving will provide our customers an extremely valuable resource to advance their management programs. With the proven performance of Cutless®, Legacy®, and Musketeer® for turfgrass management—and recent introductions of Hachi-Hachi® SC and Rycar® insecticides for greenhouses—there are many effective solutions available to managers in the turf, landscape, and ornamental markets in the Northeast.

Joe will begin his responsibilities on December 1, 2016 and represent SePRO at the 2016 Green Expo Turf & Landscape Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey — December 6 - 8th (Booth #613).

Preferal: A Perfect Replacement for Met52

As the last of Met52 inventories are rapidly depleted, growers will be searching for alternatives to fill its gap in their rotation programs. Preferal is that perfect replacement. Preferal provides the same benefits plus it controls a broader spectrum of insects and is OMRI certified. Preferal is labeled for ornamentals and edibles, has a 4 hr REI and is highly compatible with many of the common beneficials used in the industry. The chart below further outlines some of the advantages and similarities of Preferal compared to Met52. Preferal is an agency product and shipped directly to the grower.

Met52 is a registered trademark of Novozymes Biologicals Inc. Always read and follow label directions before use.

Management Solutions: Poinsettia Season

Proven efficacy and reliability make SePRO insecticides an integral part of your pest management program this poinsettia season. Bringing out the best, SePRO delivers the insect management solutions you need. 

Rycar® Insecticide

Rycar insecticide is a novel chemistry for quick effective whitefly control during any stage of poinsettia production. With great efficacy against all life stages, Rycar is a great addition to your SePRO toolbox for growing top-quality poinsettia crop. With a unique mode of action, Rycar will become an integral part of your resistance management and IPM program. Rycar is a great alternative to neonicotinoid insecticides at an affordable price. 

Features

  • Superior whitefly, aphid, chili thrips, mealybug and leafhopper control
  • Excellent efficacy on all whitefly biotypes
  • Immediate stop-feed, significantly reduces viral transmission
  • Translaminar activity
  • Outstanding plant safety with no residue, even at higher rates
  • Gentle on both beneficial insects as well as pollinators 
  • Unique mode of action for resistance management

Effect of treatment on whitefly: Adult and egg stages counted at various times after treatment. Initial application was followed by a sequential application 10 days after initial treatment (DAIT). letters within rating dates indicate significant difference at p<0.05. Center for Applied Hort Research, 2014. Plant safety was evaluated on 100+ poinsettia varieties in color with no phytotoxicity or residue even at high rates. 

Premium Lipstick Pink- 4 weeks after treatment with 6.4 fl oz/100 gallons. University of Florida, 2014. 

Premium Lipstick Pink- 4 weeks after treatment with 6.4 fl oz/100 gallons. University of Florida, 2014. 

Prestige Early- 4 weeks after treatment with 6.4 fl oz/100 gallons. University of Florida, 2014. 

Prestige Early- 4 weeks after treatment with 6.4 fl oz/100 gallons. University of Florida, 2014. 

Preferal® Microbial Insecticide

Preferal is a highly virulent and effective strain (Apopka 97) of Isaria fumosorosea- a naturally occurring fungus. With a broad-spectrum of activity against both foliage and soil dwelling insects and little to no effect on beneficial insects. Peripheral is a great option for resistance management and IPM programs. 

Infected whitefly eggs.

Infected whitefly eggs.

Features

  • Biological insecticide that provides efficacy as good or better than traditional insecticides
  • Fast germination and infection
  • Infects both foliage and soil dwelling insects such as whiteflies, aphids, thrips, weevils, psyllids, leafminers, spider mites, mealybugs
  • Very good plant safety
  • OMRI listed
  • 4-hour restricted entry interval (REI)

Talus® Insecticide

Talus aggressively interrupts the lifecycle of target pests while providing excellent safety to crops and beneficial insects. Classified as a chitin synthesis inhibitor, Talus disrupts molting by blocking the formation of chitin, the building block of insect exoskeletons. 

Features

  • Outstanding efficacy on whitefly, scale and mealybug
  • Toxicity to pests via contact and ingestion
  • Excellent crop safety- even poinsettias in color!
  • Safe to most beneficial insects
  • Unique mode of action
  • Highly compatible with IPM and resistance management programs
  • Suppresses egg laying and causes egg sterilization in treated adults through secondary hormonal activity 

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Effect of Talus 70DF treatment on whitefly: cast skins counted at various times after treatment. Initial application was followed by a sequential application 3 weeks after initial treatment (WAIT). Letters within rating dates indicate significant difference at p<0.05. Oetting, 2001.

 
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