Crop Protection

Next-generation natural ingredients to be produced by Manus Bio facility

On Friday, Aug. 15, 2019, more than 200 government and community officials and biotechnology thought leaders from around the world came together to mark the opening of Manus Bio’s first biotech manufacturing facility. Manus Bio... more »

Researchers ID an accomplice to late blight

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s – Phytophthora infestans – may have had a "helping hand" in recent U.S. outbreaks of the costly blight disease. Reporting in the September 2019... more »

Vive Crop Protection’s Western regional sales manager is Jonathan Adamson

Jonathan Adamson of Pocatello, Idaho is now Western regional sales Manager at Vive Crop Protection. Adamson is working with retailers and growers across the Pacific Northwest to develop and create market demand for Vive's unique... more »

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus concerns growers

Growers and officials across the country are watching produce aisles for imported tomatoes with tomato brown rugose fruit virus, or ToBRFV, which they say could disrupt domestic growers of tomatoes and peppers. Although tomato seeds... more »

Biological products to be offered by newly formed Plant Response Biotech

Plant Response Biotech and Koch Biological Solutions, LLC. have combined operations to form Plant Response Biotech Inc. The new venture will leverage both companies’ complementary capabilities, assets and product offerings. Plant Response Biotech is a plant... more »

New organic cucumber varieties show promise in disease resistance

In 2018, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) provided a grant to Edmund Frost of Common Wealth Seed Growers to assess resistance to both Bacterial Wilt and Cucurbit Downy Mildew among selected cucumber and muskmelon seedstocks. The... more »

USDA acts to protect US from tomato brown rugose fruit virus

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is taking immediate action to prevent the introduction of tomato brown rugose fruit virus into the United States and protect U.S. tomato and pepper production worth more... more »

Birmingham, UK site for 2nd annual Biopesticide Summit

The second annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, according to a press release from the World BioProtection Forum. The Summit aims to connect industry and... more »


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