New research offers tips for managing Mexican bean beetle

  A study featured in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) is offering new insights into managing the Mexican bean beetle without using insecticides. The article “Natural History, Ecology and Management of the Mexican Bean Beetl... more

Willowood USA receives EPA registration for Mesotrione 4SC

Willowood USA announced that the EPA has approved its Willowood Mesotrione 4SC product. Willowood Mesotrione 4SC is a long lasting, broad spectrum, residual herbicide used primarily for the control of tough broadleaf weeds in corn, according to the c... more

WPVGA presents industry awards, Hall of Fame inductions

The Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) inducted two individuals into the WPVGA Hall of Fame for their lifetime achievement in the development of the state’s potato industry. Hall of Fame inductions were held at the WPVG... more

Bayer refuses EPA’s request to cancel use of flubendiamide

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the EPA to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product’s registration in an administrative law hearing, acc... more


History leaves trail of progress in controlled ag environments

For centuries a wide variety of techniques has been used to extend the growing season of horticultural crops. Glass jars, glass cloches, hotcaps, cold frames, hotbeds and greenhouses of various types have all contributed to season extensi... more

Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies for 2016, according to a news release. The studies will investigate risk criteria and foodborne path... more

Growth Products announces launch of MicroTech Bloom

Growth Products announced the addition of MicroTech Bloom (5-0-0) to its product line-up, focusing on four critical micronutrients to induce blooms on citrus and other tropical fruits and vegetables, according to a company news release. MicroTech ... more

UGA’s David Riley earns Recognition Award in Entomology

David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables have earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA). [caption id="attachment... more

Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomes record number of visitors

[caption id="attachment_7569" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomed more than 70,000 visitors. Photo: Fruit Logistica.[/caption] More than 70,000 trade visitors from over 130 countries experienced Fruit Logistica 2016 in B... more

World Ag Expo prepares for 49th annual show

World Ag Expo will kick off its 49th annual show on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Tulare, California. Gates open at the International Agri-Center at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing of the National Anthem is expected shortly after. The show runs until Feb. 11... more

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