Disease Control

BioConsortia field trials spur investments

BioConsortia Inc., which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, has closed an internal financing round of $15 million that will fund expanded development of products designed to increase crop yields by fixing nitrogen or controlling... more »

Syngenta highlights growth of crop protection products

Syngenta has three new crop protection technologies on the market that the company project to achieve "blockbuster status" within the next few years. The products are part of a strategy to boost both the pace... more »

UCCE research boosts organic strawberry yields 

Troubled by puny plants, low yields and persistent mite problems, third-generation Southern California strawberry grower Glen Hasegawa was ready to give up on his transition from conventional to organic 12 years ago. “I’ve always liked... more »

Honeybee antiviral treatment research protects bees

United States Department of Agriculture scientists have developed a treatment designed to protect honeybees. Researchers USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) created the edible antiviral treatment that can be used to protect honeybees against Deformed Wing... more »

Bland Farms’ sweet success

Long before the family name became synonymous with the iconic Vidalia sweet onion, the Bland family was known for other crops.  The third generation family operation began in 1948 when Raymond Bland started a 50-acre... more »

Pumpkins and resistance to powdery mildew

A plant’s genetic resistance to diseases is something researchers actively pursue across the country. In many specialty crops, the persistent diseases threaten to cut yields and growers’ bottom lines.  Resistance, however, is not immunity, so... more »

Bactericide and fungicide receives EPA okay for potatoes

A bactericide and fungicide from Sym-Agro has received expanded EPA approval and is now registered for use in potatoes, among other crops. Instill is now approved for use in potatoes, hazelnuts, sugar beets and coffee, ... more »

Georgia growers continue state vegetable commission

Georgia vegetable producers voted to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. During February balloting, growers overwhelmingly approved continuance of the one cent per marketing unit assessment for another three years. The commission covers 14... more »

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