Disease Control

National Plant Diagnostic Network: Plant health at a crossroads

The NPDN is a crucial bastion in the defense of the United States’ agricultural and natural ecosystems, ensuring the health of a sector that contributes over $1 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. As legislators... more »

Georgia, FieldWatch work together on pesticide safety

Georgia is partnering with a nonprofit mapping operation to promote safe pesticide handling. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working with FieldWatch to introduce new technology aimed at promoting safe pesticide usage among beekeepers,... more »

A map to success: FieldWatch highlights locations of organic crops, bees

FieldWatch is an online mapping registry that allows organic growers and beekeepers to alert commercial pesticide applicators and neighbors who farm about sensitive acreage continues to gain interest across the U.S. FieldWatch, a nonprofit that... more »

Biocontrol technology to be released by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien Ag Solutions is planning to release new biocontrol technology designed to help growers improve yields. Nutrien Ag Solutions has acquired Suncor Energy’s AgroScience assets that offers proprietary biocontrol technologies through its Loveland Products business.... more »

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Controlling insects and weeds that spread viruses and can devastate crops is a big challenge for Nature’s Reward. Formerly known as Steinbeck Country Produce, the Huntington family’s longtime growing operation employs biological products to protect... more »

Study: costs, returns of growing California organic strawberries

University of California researchers have released a study that can help growers and others estimate the costs and potential returns for growing organic strawberries on the state's Central Coast. The study was recently released by... more »

Cornell plant disease scientist honored

A Cornell University plant disease scientist has been honored for her work in improving crops. Maria Harrison is an adjunct professor in the section of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at Cornell’s School of Integrative... more »

Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from UF/IFAS

Ever since Florida farmers have been growing tomatoes, they’ve picked them by hand or hired laborers. It’s painstaking work that might be made easier soon with machine-harvestable tomatoes developed by University of Florida scientists. Now... more »

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