Disease Control

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of the... more »

New Connate product line by AgBiome secures patent protection

Agbiome, which develops products from the Earth’s microbial communities, announced a recent patent directed toward the Connate product line granted in the United States, further strengthening AgBiome’s IP Protection around novel product offerings. Connate products,... more »

Pest, disease protection efforts receive $66M to enhance development

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) publicly launched June 26 after securing $45 million in a Series B round... more »

Pennsylvania vegetable disease update presented

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to Beth Gugino, Penn State University professor of vegetable pathology. Be on the lookout for Septoria leaf... more »

Regalia seen as top biofungicide brand in California, Marrone Bio reports

Davis, California-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, today announced that its flagship biofungicide, Regalia, holds more than 25%  market share* of the foliar biofungicide segment in California; outperforming direct... more »

Theia is second biological fungicide brought to market by AgBiome

Research Park, North Carolina-based AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has announced the submission of Theia fungicide, its next product, to the EPA for review. Pending EPA registration, Theia will be the... more »

APHIS declares elimination of Ralstonia solancearum incidents

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its State partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. The June 11... more »


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