Disease Control

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 »

Organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo launched by Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »

Controlling tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is an emerging virus in greenhouse tomato production worldwide. The virus was first identified in Israel a few years ago and has since been found in Europe, Asia, Mexico and... more »

Stargus and Regalia by Marrone Bio get EPA OK for hemp use

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), an international sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, announced Jan. 7 that two of its biofungicide products – Stargus and Regalia – have been approved by the... more »

Gowan acquires active ingredients, fenamidone and pencycuron, from Bayer AG

Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. L.L.C., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire  rights to the active ingredients fenamidone and pencycuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks including... more »

Mexican tomato exporters claim produce is free of virus

Mexican tomatoes being detained at the border for longer inspections is "unjustified," according to agricultural officials in Mexico. According to a report from Yahoo Finance, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, Mexico's secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development... more »

Vectorite product uses pollinators for delivery

A new product with a new way of delivering it was recently approved by the EPA. Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) recently received approval for Vectorite with CR-7, which uses Clononstachys rosea for use as a... more »

Why have so many new diseases developed in the bagged salads sector?

Ready-to-eat salads, also known as fresh-cut or bagged salads, have steadily gained popularity since their introduction in Europe in the early 1980s. This popularity is expected to grow, marking opportunities for the fresh food industry.... more »


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