Crop Protection

Casey Daniel joins Wilbur-Ellis crop protection portfolio lead

Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC, a recognized leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, seed and nutritional products, as well as precision agriculture technology, has appointed Casey Daniel as crop protection actives portfolio lead. Daniel... more »

STK, Summit Agro enter into exclusive US distribution agreement

STK bio-ag technologies has partnered with Summit Agro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK products in the United States. Effective immediately, Summit Agro USA will assume the marketing and sales responsibility for... more »

Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders say they’re claiming a place in... more »

Granahan joins Helm Agro US as regulatory affairs leader

Tampa, Florida-based Helm Agro US, has hired Matt Granahan as the company’s new U.S. regulatory affairs leader. Granahan has more than 15 years of regulatory experience in the U.S.... more »

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Controls curtail bird damage in sweet corn

Sweet corn fields nearing harvest hold much promise – for birds as well as growers. “We asked our sweet corn growers what is their biggest pest issue. Eighty-four percent said birds,” said Marion Zuefle, Cornell... more »

Chlorothalonil fungicide banned in European Union

European growers soon will have one less fungicide tool. The European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) has voted down renewing the approval of chlorothalonil, which had recently been classified as a... more »

Illinois expertise tackles pumpkin bacterial spot

Bacterial spot of pumpkin is a serious emerging disease affecting pumpkin growers around the world. However, University of Illinois researchers and Extension personnel are at the forefront of understanding the problem and how to manage... more »


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