Crop Protection

N.Y. Strawberry Crop flourishing this season

New York State strawberries are flourishing this year, thanks to a cool, rainy early spring that produced prime conditions for budding plants. Farmers in the state are reporting bumper crops of the berries, some measuring... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

Florida issues quarantine for Oriental fruit fly

Florida agriculture officials have established a quarantine zone in the St. Petersburg area after several Oriental fruit flies were found in Pinellas County in recent months. The quarantine covers residential and commercial (nurseries) areas, according... more »

Rabobank report continues to track inflation

Throughout Rabobank’s North American Agribusiness Review, the company analyzes the effects of inflation on what consumers buy at retail and order at restaurants, and how growers are being affected, with rising costs of inputs. The... more »

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

Biotalys, Novozymes partner to expand opportunities for Evoca

Biotalys, an agricultural technologycompany protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, and Novozymes, a biotech solutions company, have entered into a partnership to expand opportunities for Evoca*, Biotalys’ first proprietary biocontrol. The partnership provides... more »

Winter honeybees show resistance to common insecticide

Winter honeybees, compared to newly emerged summer bees, have a better ability to withstand the harmful effects of a widely-used insecticide in pest management, according to a recent study published in Apidologie. [caption id="attachment_29291" align="alignright"... more »

EPA expands fungicide’s crop and disease uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide from Sym-Agro, Visalia, California. ProBlad is now registered for use on cane berries, herbs, coffee, leafy greens and Brassica... more »

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