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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Protect late-season vegetables from freeze damage

Depending on crop tolerance, a killing frost can result from canopy temperatures dropping 2-5 degrees below freezing for 5-10 minutes, or from a susta... more »

New SummitAgro fungicide available to lettuce growers

This season, California and Arizona growers have an entirely new fungicide option, KENJA 400SC from Summit Agro USA, at their disposal. KENJA 400SC... more »

Whitefly populations troubling Georgia vegetable growers

Whitefly populations in south Georgia have exploded over the past several weeks, troubling vegetable producers during the fall growing season, accordi... more »

Bio Huma Netics R&D director appointed to EPA committee

Rita Abi-Ghanem, Ph.D., senior director of research and development at Bio Huma Netics (BHN), has been appointed to a 2-year term to serve as a membe... more »

Western IPM Center offers $250,000 in grants

The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is making about $250,000 in grant funding available to individuals and organizations developing IPM reso... more »

Isagro USA to market KENTAND DF in US again

Isagro USA will once again market KENTAN DF in the United States. “KENTAN DF fits the profile of our short and long-term marketing strategy for t... more »

Pesticide predicament for California’s strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce ... more »

Growers urged to be on lookout for invasive onion pest

An insect that attacks onions, leeks, garlic and related crops may be emerging now in parts of Pennsylvania, and growers should be prepared to take me... more »

Marrone Bio’s Venerate XC now available in California

Marrone Bio Innovations' Venerate XC bioinsecticide is now available in California. According to the company, Venerate XC is a liquid microbial-ba... more »

Majestene awarded best new biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations' Majestene Bionematicide product has won the Biopesticide category in the 2016 Agrow Awards held in London. The prestigio... more »


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