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
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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Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a ne... more »
Some ornamental plant producers are venturing into growing vegetables in the greenhouse. Greenhouse vegetable crops are susceptible to similar pests a... more »
Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is a significant disease affecting watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production i... more »
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 »
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 »
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 Pyrac 2EC is now available from Willowood. The new introduction is a broad-spectrum fungicide that contains pyraclostrobin, the active ingre... more »
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) will advance certain novel bacteria and Evogene-identified related proteins into MBI’s bioinsecticide product developm... more »
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 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 »