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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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 »

Field trials substantiate efficacy of Radiant SC insecticide

Resolve in 2017 to proactively strike against thrips and other early-season pests with a rotation treatment that begins with Radiant SC Insecticide. ... more »


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