Crop Protection

Herbicide drift on specialty crops survey targets Central US growers

A special project group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center wants to learn about your concerns and experiences with herbicide drift. The group is surveying growers of fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops... more »

Potato, fruit growers benefit from expansion of WSU decision system

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Label expansion means more crops to benefit from  Asperello T34 

The biofungicide Asperello  T34 Biocontrol has been granted label expansion in the US to cover an array of field-grown and protected crops. “Growers from across the U.S. had waited patiently for this,” Veronica Cervantes, Biobest... more »

Weevil Control Requires Vigilance

Success entails spraying and post-harvest management {Sponsored} Effectively controlling pepper weevil requires a comprehensive year-round plan that includes routine insecticide sprays, monitoring and post-harvest crop destruction. “This is not a pest you want to get... more »

Certis USA adds Jody Gomez in sales and marketing for Southwest

Industry veteran Jody Gomez has joined the team of Columbia, Maryland-based Certis USA sales professionals, the biopesticide company announced Feb. 16. Gomez will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s extensive product... more »

Washington state respirator Fit Test Trainer Course scheduled for Feb. 18

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will hold a Respirator Fit Test Train the Trainer Course on Feb. 18 in Wenatchee, Washington. This workshop is designed... more »

Two new agronomists added by Vive Crop Protection to US team

Two agricultural professionals recently joined Vive Crop Protection to support Vive Crop Protection's unique Precision Chemistry products in the Southern and Northern US marketplaces. David Reif, left, Northern technical sales agronomist.... more »

Black History Month: ARS scientist heads top entomology group

There was no denying it; the kid liked bugs. But who could have known then that he would preside over the world’s largest organization devoted to the science of entomology? Growing up in rural New... more »


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