Crop Protection

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 New England, but more information is bec... more

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more

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The Agronomy Group purchased by Vegalab US

Vegalab US reported in a filing with the SEC that it exercised an option to acquire the The Agronomy Group. The Agronomy Group (TAG), located in Tular... more »

Syngenta firms up collaboration with NRGene

Syngenta, an agrochemical and seed company, and NRGene, a genomic big data company, have continued to advance their cooperation in breeding and trait ... more »

Engage Agro USA becomes Belchim Crop Protection USA

On Jan. 1, Engage Agro USA, LLC officially became Belchim Crop Protection USA, LLC. The new company headquarters will be located in Wilmington, Delawa... more »

California addresses pesticide applications near schools

California has adopted regulations that address agricultural pesticide applications near public K-12 schools and licensed child day care centers (coll... more »

BioSafe Systems gets EPA nod for bactericide/fungicide

Field-to-packing product provider BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 15.0 product received a critical label enhancement for the treatment of process water used... more »

Stake in UK-based It’s Fresh! purchased by AgroFresh Solutions

AgroFresh Solutions, a company specializing in produce freshness solutions has invested $10 million for a 15 percent ownership stake in and entered ... more »

Vegalab has all-natural Mildew Control product

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that us... more »

Mexican fruit fly quarantine in portion of San Diego County

A portion of San Diego County has been placed under quarantine for the Mexican fruit fly following the detection of seven flies within the City ... more »

Whiteflies threaten Georgia crops

The destructive gnat-size whiteflies that have overrun farmers across south Georgia this year aren’t new to the state. But the pests are particul... more »

Organix Solutions’ mulch film certified to biodegrade

Minnesota-based Organix Solutions has received a certification of its product line of black soil biodegradable agricultural mulch film. The OK biod... more »

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