Crop Protection

Ag groups formally object to EPA chlorpyrifos rule, citing harm to growers

On Oct. 19, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or... more »

Pesticide levels do not pose a concern for public health, FDA says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for the 2019 fiscal year. The results show the levels do not pose a concern for public health. According to the... more »

Watch for high silverleaf whitefly activity in Southeast

Large populations of silverleaf whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) have become more common during the fall in the southeastern United States, including Alabama. This increase has resulted in a reduction in the yield of vegetable crops affected... more »

Extension is investigating zapping weeds for control

In agriculture weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

Plants can prepare for insect attack sequence

Plants are under attack by a variety of insect species. They have defense mechanisms to deal with this, including chemicals or sturdier leaves. But it’s now been found that when wild black mustard plants defend... more »

First commercial industry partnership signed by Bee Vectoring Technologies

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced Oct. 14 its first commercial agreement with BIOGARD, a division of CBC (Europe) S.r.l., a l bioprotectant company in Europe. Through the agreement, BVT will have exclusive access to... more »

Biologicals team to support growing portfolio introduced by Helm Agro

Helm Agro announced Oct. 7 a new biologicals sales team, promoting two internal employees and hiring four new regional sales managers. Establishing a boots-on-the-ground sales presence is the next step in a recent partnership with... more »

Automated Weeding Technologies Field Demo planned in Arizona

Desert vegetable growers are encouraged to attend an automated weeding technology field demonstration at the Yuma (Arizona) Agricultural Center the morning of Oct. 21 The event includes presentations and field demonstrations by various companies. Already... more »

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