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  • New business focuses on specialty crop growers

    Jan 30, 2015

    Specialty Crop Solutions has announced the establishment of a new business focused on serving the specialty crop grower. Specialty Crop Solutions provides services and products not currently available to the small- to medium-sized specialty agricultural crop grower, according to a press release. “The specialty crop… Full Story »
  • Agreement limits use of methomyl

    Jan 30, 2015

    EPA and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water.  From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates, which includes methomyl, fell by approximately 70 percent. This action… Full Story »
  • Take these steps for cost-effective onion thrips control

    Jan 29, 2015

    The Midwest and Northeast onion industry now has an excellent toolbox of chemistries with different modes of action that, if used right, could provide durable control of onion thrips into the future. By using the right products with the right surfactants at the right time, you… Full Story »
  • Younger folks will pay for healthier food

    Jan 28, 2015

    Younger consumers are much more interested in — and willing to pay premium prices for — food products they perceive as for healthier than are older consumers, according to a global consumer survey shared exclusively with USA TODAY on Monday. The Nielsen's Global Health and… Full Story »
  • Certis USA to distribute Kocide products

    Jan 28, 2015

    The copper fungicides Kocide 2000, Kocide 3000 and ManKocide are now available to U.S. growers exclusively from Certis USA. These Kocide products from DuPont were recently acquired by Kocide LLC, a newly established subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui & Co. and a sister company to Certis… Full Story »
  • BioSafe Systems names new manager

    Jan 28, 2015

    BioSafe Systems recently added Ed Chell as California territory manager for the agrichemical division, supporting the crop protection, water treatment and food safety business segments. Based in Camarillo, California, Chell will grow and develop the company’s sales goals along the central coast, specifically focusing on… Full Story »
  • American Takii hires national sales manager

    Jan 27, 2015

    American Takii has announced the hiring of Jerry Vosti as its national vegetable sales and marketing manager. Vosti is responsible for sales management of American Takii’s vegetable dealers in the United States and Canada, and will also oversee the company’s vegetable marketing activities. Vosti has a… Full Story »
  • Arizona Leafy Greens adds to Food Safety Training Kit

    Jan 23, 2015

    Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Training Kit has a new component specifically designed for supervisory roles and personnel who conduct daily field assessments. “Module 4: Pre-Harvest and Daily Harvest Environmental Assessments” addresses the industry’s need to train those responsible for monitoring potential environmental contaminants. “The development… Full Story »
  • Washington growers claim H-2A wages are too high

    Jan 22, 2015

    Last month, the minimum wage for thousands of workers in Washington jumped by nearly 5 percent to $12.42 an hour. The new pay raises apply only to a select group of people: foreigners hired as seasonal farmhands. The workers, hired under the federal H-2A visa… Full Story »
  • EPA registers Sivanto for 2015

    Jan 21, 2015

    Bayer CropScience’s Sivanto insecticide has received registration from EPA and will be available for the 2015 growing season. According to Bayer, Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages to prevent damage to plants and help minimize the spread of diseases from… Full Story »

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