Crop Management

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University studying fruit entomology and insecticide toxicology. He worked as... more »

Arysta sale to create fifth largest crop protection company

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fifth largest crop protection company in the world, according to a Platform Specialty press... more »

Bees kept on the job through NIFA-funded research

Bee populations in North America have been in decline since the 1940s. This is of great concern to the agriculture industry because about 75 percent of specialty crops depend on the services of pollinators –... more »

Some vegetable transplants have had difficulty due to hot weather

To say the 2018 growing season so far has been difficult would be an understatement. Producers of all crops have had to deal with fluctuating temperatures, rainy conditions and wetter than normal fields. All of... more »

Hot, dry weather increases risk of spider mites, thrips

Thrips and spider mites are common pest problems in many vegetable crops in Michigan. Thrips (Photos 1-2) and spider mites (Photo 6, bottom of article) are commonly occurring pests of numerous vegetables, and their populations can... more »

Tiger-Sul adds veteran marketing manager David Hans

Global agriculture firm Tiger-Sul Products has added veteran marketer Dave Hans to its team. Hans is a familiar face to the Tiger-Sul team. He previously led the company’s marketing and branding programs for four and... more »

Anuvia Plant Nutrients names Zughaft to senior vice president

Zellwood, Florida- based Anuvia Plant Nutrients has appointed Ed Zughaft senior vice president Asset Acquisitions and Finance. Previously, he was senior vice president Finance. In this new position reporting to the CEO and working with the CFO, Zughaft... more »

Downy mildew, late blight seen in mid-Atlantic region

Downy mildew has most recently been confirmed on cucumbers in southern New Jersey and Maryland. Sources of the disease are continuing to build in the southeastern U.S., but the current weather patterns are favoring a... more »

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