Crop Protection

Late blight seen in Pennsylvania tomatoes; pests still a problem

September in the northeast region has been dominated by warmer and drier than normal conditions, which has been layered on top of a warmer than average July and August. The hottest summer on record was... more »

Belchim USA’s TOUGH 5EC Herbicide Ok’d by EPA

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) has announced that TOUGH 5EC Herbicide, a fast-acting, selective contact herbicide, is now approved by the EPA for post-emergence broadleaf weed control in corn, mint and chickpeas. With flexible... more »

National search set for the new chief financial officer at Marrone Bio

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., an international company that provides  growers with sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions to support global agricultural needs, announced today that company President and Chief Financial Officer James Boyd will retire... more »

It’s a good time to check vegetables for root knot nematode

As this growing season winds down, and for the next few weeks, it is a good time to examine vegetable roots for root knot nematode (RKN). I would be suspicious of having RKN if my... more »

Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot seen in Florida strawberries

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds 5 people to U.S. team

Five agricultural professionals recently joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection to support Vive's product offerings across the U.S. Vive welcomes: Sara Zinck as marketing director. Sara previously held marketing positions with Midwestern BioAg, Adama and... more »

Plant diseases targeted with $3M gift to Washington State University

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada boosted by Brandt

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. According to a news release, both... more »


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