Crop Protection

Michigan trials spotlight carrot foliar diseases

Michigan is ranked second in the U.S. for the production of carrots, grown on 1,600 acres in 2014 with a value of $7.7 million. Michigan carrot growers rely on fungicides for disease management, cr... more

Pennsylvania ground zero for another invasive pest

Penn State University has confirmed that the allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) was found on infested leeks and onions collected in December 2... more

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Time to scout spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the tim... more »

Cornell greenhouse IPM webinars now available

Cornell will be holding a series of short webinars on Greenhouse/High Tunnel Vegetable IPM on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in February and March.  T... more »

Identifying the invasive stink bug

Several insects look similar to the invasive brown marmorat­ed stink bug (BMSB), includ­ing brown stink bug, spined soldier bug, and dusky stink bug... more »

AgBiome receives 2016 Innovation Award

AgBiome was recently named a most innovative startup by AgFunder as part of its Innovation Awards, a program created to recognize companies introducin... more »

METTLE fungicide receives label expansion

Gowan USA has received federally-approved label expansion for METTLE 125ME fungicide to include the crop groups fruiting vegetables and cucurbits. The... more »

ADAMA rolls out new insecticide for specialty crops

ADAMA received full EPA registration approval for new Cormoran insecticide in November and is now rolling out the insecticide in time for the 2017 sea... more »

New findings may help prevent late-blight pathogen from entering U.S.

New findings by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- a... more »

‘Pumpkin whisperer’ receives Excellence in IPM award

Meg McGrath, a Cornell University plant pathologist based at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center, is an internationally recogn... more »

Greenhouse tomato course set for March 7-8

Greenhouse tomato growers and other interested individuals are invited to attend the 27th annual Mississippi Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 7-8.... more »

Mushy spots on peppers: Disease or disorder?

Frustration in pepper season can arrive when plants, healthy and strong in appearance, start to produce peppers with discolored, mushy spots. While th... more »


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