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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NCSU researchers study strawberry clipper effects on yield

During 2016, our laboratory completed a three year project tracking the occurrence and impact of strawberry clipper weevil in annual, plasticuture st... more »

Belchim takes majority stake in Engage Agro

Belchim Crop Protection, in its capacity as a current shareholder, has acquired a controlling majority stake of 60 percent in Engage Agro. The transac... more »

Agriculture gets an aerodynamic boost

Hitting your target – and only your target – is a top priority when spraying pesticides from an airplane. And the use of a small object could be a... more »

Winter melons: A new crop for Michigan growers

Winter melon or Chinese wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) is used extensively in Southeast Asian cuisine. It is used in soups and stir fries of various ki... more »

Certis USA introduces bionutrient product line

Certis USA introduces a bionutrient product line based on AgSil potassium silicate technology. AgSil products provide plants with silicon, according t... more »

Asparagus Variety Options Growing

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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 gro... more »

USDA awards $9.4M for pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate ... more »

Arysta Lifescience seals alliance with Beem Biologics

As part of its recently announced strategy to become a leader in high-value, high-growth specialty market segments in the crop protection industry, Ar... more »

Fastac CS insecticide receives EPA registration

BASF’s new Fastac CS insecticide formulation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use in more than 150 crops, includin... more »


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