Crop Protection

Professors describe a practical approach to biocontrols

For 20 years, Cornell University entomology professor Anthony Shelton has maintained and updated a website cataloging natural-born enemies of common agricultural pests.

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Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of ... more

Pesticide resistance needs attention, large-scale study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources ... more »

Professors describe a practical approach to biocontrols

The pest of a pest is the friend of growers. But in order to recognize that ally, growers need to know the pests attacking their crops, and who the... more »

Help identify an invasive species before it spreads to crops

Minnesotans are encouraged to use a new app to help researchers identify an unwelcome invasive insect – the brown marmorated stink bug – and preve... more »

Evogene, Marrone Bio identify genes for insect control

Evogene Ltd. (NYSE, TASE: EVGN), a company pursuing the improvement of crop productivity and economics for food, feed and fuel, and Marrone Bio Innova... more »

Hammill joins Marrone Bio as chief commerical officer

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, tur... more »

Monsanto’s Grant will leave upon closing of Bayer acquisition

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant intends to leave Monsanto at the closing of the acquisition of Monsanto b... more »

Research aimed at stopping gummy stem blight in the greenhouse

Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environ... more »

Strange mite pest found in high tunnel vegetables

Over the last three months a few early season high tunnel operations on the Eastern shore were having problems with some of their seedlings and ... more »

Farm to Market Conference to feature FMC execs

FMC executives Pierre Brondeau (corporation president, chief executive officer and chairman) and Mark Douglas (president, agricultural solutions... more »

Verdesian renews focus on grower nutrient use efficiency

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences has reformulated its mission, positioning statement and approach in order to create a more ... more »


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