Disease Control

Clemson experts warn growers about new greenhouse tomato disease

A new virus has officials on alert and during the 2020 Clemson Spring Vegetable Production Meeting, growers learned what to do if they detect it in their plants. “Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is not... more »

Southern territory sales representatives appointed by Agrisel USA

Agrisel USA Inc., a company that offers formulation and distribution of value-added products to dealers and distributors in the agricultural, poultry, turf and ornamental, golf course, home and garden, and specialty pest control markets, has... more »

Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants, introduced by Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co. has launched Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides by increasing wetting and spreading of spray materials. Embrece-EA’s proprietary blend of nonionic surfactants (NIS) gives growers superior coverage and excellent wetting of their chosen spray material, meaning more product stays on the leaf surface, providing quicker... more »

MSU updates insect and disease management recommendations

Michigan State University Extension has updated its insect and disease management recommendations for the 2020 greenhouse season. There have been some changes from the previous 2019 recommendations. These recommendations are updated yearly to reflect efficacy... more »

Midwest growers fight bacterial leaf streak

Tar spot captures the most attention as a new foliar disease in corn in the Midwest, but bacterial leaf streak may be as big of a concern to sweet corn growers. Bacterial leaf streak can... more »

Phytopthora control is a long-term commitment

Phytophthora can survive in the soil for more than 10 years, making control a long-term issue. “If you have phytophthora in your fields, you’re looking at managing it as a chronic issue,” said Mary Hausbeck,... more »

Report: Aggressive fungus attacks Florida strawberries

A fungus has taken over some strawberry fields in Florida. One grower lost as many as 80 acres in Manatee County. Pestalotiopsis affects the foliage and fruit, down to the root of strawberry plants. Gary... more »

Biofungicide Stargus by Marrone Bio gains California approval

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, said Jan. 14 that its patented Bacillus biofungicide, Stargus, has been fully reviewed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)... more »


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