Crop Protection

California chlorpyrifos sales, use to end in 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and pesticide manufacturers... more »

First confirmed find of Swede midge seen in Virginia

Virginia officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have... more »

Virus in Mexican tomatoes concerns Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is issuing an alert regarding a virus found in Mexican tomatoes imported into Florida and potentially other U.S. states. ToBRFV, the tomato brown rugose fruit virus,... more »

Midac FC insecticide receives EPA registration

Potato and sugarbeet growers who want long-lasting control of sucking and chewing pests have a unique new tool. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Midac FC (imidacloprid) and it becomes the newest addition to... more »

Philip new director of Michigan Pesticide and Plant Pest Management unit

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell has selected Michael Philip as the new Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division Director effective Oct. 7 “Mike has... more »

TetraCurb miticides by Kemin Crop Technologies labeled

Kemin Crop Technologies, a business venture of Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services,... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations OK’d for Stargus in Mexico

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI) announced that its novel Bacillus Biofungicide, marketed in the U.S. as Stargus for specialty crops, was approved for use in Mexico by the Ministry of Health COFEPRIS. Stargus... more »

Beneficial biodiversity on farms studied by new UGA entomologist

Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S. He joined... more »


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