A reference guide for choosing, growing and protecting perennials is now available from Syngenta Professional Products.

The Guide to Protecting Perennials is available as a downloadable file at www.greencastonline.com. Professional growers and lawn care operators also can call Syngenta for a copy of the guide at 866-SYNGENTA (796-4368).

“We understand industry professionals must provide a continuous supply of high-quality perennials in bloom to stay profitable,” said Bert Wagemans, ornamental-market lead for Syngenta Professional Products. “We believe this resource will be a valuable guide for growers to help solve their insect and disease challenges in common perennials.”

The Guide to Protecting Perennials includes sections on the characteristics of growing media, effective use of plant growth regulators, management strategies, and disease and insect identification and management.

The disease and insect management sections are organized alphabetically by pest and include large-scale color photos to help as a scouting resource. The guide also offers effective solutions for each pest and can be used as an employee-training tool.