Crop Protection

Midwest growers fight bacterial leaf streak

Tar spot captures the most attention as a new foliar disease in corn in the Midwest, but bacterial leaf streak may be as big of a concern to sweet corn growers. Bacterial leaf streak can... more »

Phytopthora control is a long-term commitment

Phytophthora can survive in the soil for more than 10 years, making control a long-term issue. “If you have phytophthora in your fields, you’re looking at managing it as a chronic issue,” said Mary Hausbeck,... more »

Report: Aggressive fungus attacks Florida strawberries

A fungus has taken over some strawberry fields in Florida. One grower lost as many as 80 acres in Manatee County. Pestalotiopsis affects the foliage and fruit, down to the root of strawberry plants. Gary... more »

Koppert’s Natutec releases biological solutions over large agricultural areas

With the launch of the Natutec Drone, biological solutions innovator, Koppert Biological Systems, has entered the airspace and now can release its biological solutions over large agricultural expanses to control a range of harmful pests.... more »

Pathway BioLogic acquired by recently formed Plant Response

The recently formed biological joint venture, Plant Response, is acquiring applied microbial science company Pathway BioLogic to expand its portfolio of robust biological products offered to the agricultural industry. Plant Response was formed by combining... more »

Biofungicide Stargus by Marrone Bio gains California approval

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, said Jan. 14 that its patented Bacillus biofungicide, Stargus, has been fully reviewed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)... more »

Jeff Krieger joins Helm Agro as sales manager for east Cornbelt

Helm Agro US, a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Jeff Krieger as regional sales manager for the east Cornbelt. In his new position, Krieger will be responsible for... more »

Organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo launched by Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »


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