Disease Control

$4M given for onion bacterial disease research

For years more than 15 bacterial species have ruined millions of dollars worth of onion crops across the United States. That is bound to change, as a group of 24 researchers from 12 states across... more »

Jet Ag, Jet Oxide product lines purchased by Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), a developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, has acquired from Jet Harvest Solutions all rights and assets to the Jet Ag and Jet Oxide product... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three cucumber producing counties on the west side of Michigan and one pickling cucumber producing county on the east side of Michigan. The downy mildew on the... more »

Fungicide PerCarb approved for use in California

As of July 25, 2019, BioSafe Systems’ PerCarb has been approved for use in the state of California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. PerCarb is an EPA-registered, 0-hour REI, broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide designed to treat... more »

Phytophthora crown rot on cucurbits, peppers requires diligence

This year’s wet conditions are just what phytophthora ordered. This plant pathogen lives in the soil and survives Michigan winters. It does not move via air currents but spreads via splash of contaminated soil, surface... more »

Bio-fungicide Howler to be developed for Mexican ag

AgBiome Innovations recently inked an agreement with another company that will allow its organic fungicide Howler to be developed for Mexican agriculture. The commercial organization... more »

Cornell Extension: Late blight in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight this month was found in Pennslyvania's Erie County, which borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease... more »


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