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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FMC gets OK to close Dupont Crop Protection purchase

FMC Corp. received approval Sept. 21 from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed acquisition of a ... more »

Harvanta 50SL gives growers option for insect control

Summit Agro USA's Harvanta 50SL insecticide has received EPA approval and is now available to U.S. vegetable growers for use on fruiting vegetables, c... more »

Western bean cutworm continues to plague sweet corn

Got a sweet tooth for sweet corn? You’re in good company. So should you hear rumors on the wind about wormy sweet corn – or field corn or dr... more »

Growers granted extra time to claim losses from hurricanes

Special procedures have been established to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of ... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations teams with AgShift on pilot program

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) has joined a pilot project with AgShift, a Santa-Clara, California, based agriculture technology startup, to assess the ... more »

Make sure your seed mix is tested for troublesome weed

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinato... more »

DowDuPont merger successfully completed

DowDuPont on Sept. 1 completed the merger between The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont), effective Aug. 31, 20... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant a... more »

California pursues new health protections on chlorpyrifos

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced Aug. 18 that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office o... more »


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