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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ASTA hosts meeting to discuss Palmer amaranth

On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a co... more »

US House rolls back pesticide restrictions

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 24 approved bipartisan legislation to eliminate "an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process ... more »

Duncan Family Farms employs falcons as bird abatement

Duncan Family Farms, a 100 percent organic grower specializing in baby lettuces and greens, kales, beets, chards and herbs, is using an innovative met... more »

Michigan SmartZone Small Business of the Year Award goes to Vestaron

Vestaron has won the SmartZone Small Business of the Year award from the state of Michigan. The state is divided into 20 Smart Zones, and a representa... more »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies w... more »

Time to apply first GoalTender to seeded onions at one leaf stage

Dry bulb onions are growing rapidly with the warm weather. Most are now in the flag to one true leaf stage. Weeds have germinated and are developing b... more »

Washington state farmers to get update on beaver controls

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation ... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies reports on commercial strawberry trials

Bee Vectoring Technologies said in a news release it has had successful, verified results from large commercial scale demonstrations of its proprieta... more »

USDA offers disaster assistance programs for recent damage

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms ... more »

EPA slows implementation of pesticide applicators rule

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticid... more »


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