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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Northern corn leaf blight seen in late season planted sweet corn

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) is a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Exserohilum turcicum. The foliar lesions first develop on the lower leave... more »

Effects of pesticide treatments on weeds studied at UNH

A researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has received a $474,679 grant ... more »

Clemson: New fungicide tips for Southern blight

  A Clemson University researcher has determined a new management strategy for Southern blight – a serious disease that kills tomatoes... more »

Wisconsin farmers turn to flooding resources

On everyone’s lips currently is some variant of the word “flood.” There is a palpable sense of loss as you drive through the areas impacte... more »

Weather favors cucurbit downy mildew

Currently it has been confirmed in eleven counties in central and southern Pennsylvania with an unconfirmed report on cucumber in western Pennsylvania... more »

Phytophthora disease reported on winter squash and pumpkin

Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin p... more »

AzaGuard label updated; new formulation released

BioSafe Systems has released a new formulation of AzaGuard Insecticide/Nematicide. A common inert used in emulsified concentrates was recently put ... more »

Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »

Ontario reports downy mildew on cucumber and cantaloupe

Downy mildew has been reported in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, putting the pathogen within easy striking distance of Michigan’s cucurbit crops. ... more »

HELM Agro US names Bruce sales manager for new territory

HELM Agro US has hired John Bruce as sales  manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sal... more »


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