Crop Protection

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and w... more

Plan ahead to protect cole crops from swede midge

Michigan cole crops growers must be wary of a new pest, the swede midge, according to Ben Phillips, a Michigan State University Extension educator. Phillips dis... more

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New data reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a ne... more »

MSU Extension updates insecticide fact sheet for greenhouse production

Some ornamental plant producers are venturing into growing vegetables in the greenhouse. Greenhouse vegetable crops are susceptible to similar pests a... more »

Plastic mulch used to control verticillium wilt in watermelons

Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is a significant disease affecting watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production i... more »

UPI launches two new herbicide products

UPI has launched two new herbicides in the U.S. MOCCASIN is a post-patent herbicide containing the active ingredient S-metolachlor (the same active... more »

Court finds Willowood infringed Syngenta azoxystrobin patents

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has issued an order finding that agrochemical manufacturer Willowood, LLC and Willow... more »

BPIA changes name, expands membership

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association rep... more »

Willowood introduces pyraclostrobin fungicide

Willowood Pyrac 2EC is now available from Willowood. The new introduction is a broad-spectrum fungicide that contains pyraclostrobin, the active ingre... more »

Marrone Bio advances novel bacteria into development stage

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) will advance certain novel bacteria and Evogene-identified related proteins into MBI’s bioinsecticide product developm... more »

ChemChina moves step closer to acquiring Syngenta

ChemChina and Syngenta have received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission for the proposed acquisition of Synge... more »

FMC acquires portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to co... more »


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