Biocontrols

Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas Biological Summit, will see its first field trials... more »

New tools take aim at controlling strawberry pests

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

New farm manager at MSU plant pathology, entomology centers

A new farm manager has been named to supervise the Michigan State University Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch... more »

Wilbur-Ellis hosts FFA tour, showcases future ag investments

A group of more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture through a tour of Wilbur-Ellis' Woodland South, California, operations. The “Day in the Life” tour... more »

Field tests show efficacy of ‘hybrid’ fungicide Regev

Summit Agro has completed a series of 163 replicated field trials across the U.S. to evaluate the efficacy of Regev "hybrid" fungicide. These field trials have included apples, apricots, blueberries, cherries, citrus, corn, cucumber, grape,... more »

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

High tunnels are an essential tool to maintain cold-tolerant crops such as spinach and other leafy greens during winter months. However, even in winter, tunnels can also provide a hospitable environment for pests to proliferate.... more »

Zero waste achieved by biologicals provider

Biologicals provider Pro Farm Group Inc. (ProFarm) has achieved Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification for its reduction of waste. Guided by Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium) and its Destination Zero team, ProFarm attained TRUE... more »

Acadian, Koppert partnership to expand biostimulant access

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop protection and natural pollination supplier. The partnership provides the Dartmouth, NS, Canada-based Acadian’s U.S. customers with... more »

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