Disease Control

Fusarium wilt of lettuce study under way in Arizona

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona. "We are collecting samples from 50 locations... more »

Syngenta to introduce its first commercial ToBRFV resistant tomato variety

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced Nov. 30 the launch of its first commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant variety, available in early 2021. The new variety will be released in areas where growers face... more »

Limited ToBRFV testing options now available for tomato seeds

At the request of USDA-APHIS and the American Seed Trade Association to assist in helping to alleviate current testing backlogs, the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (TPDDL) at Texas A&M University (a National Plant Diagnostic... more »

NC State teams up with SAS, Microsoft to predict plant disease

North Carolina State, led by the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), has teamed up with technology leaders SAS and Microsoft to tackle the complex challenges facing agriculture. Several NC State research teams will... more »

New testing method available for Tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Prime Diagnostics, part of Wageningen University & Research, has developed a new antiserum that can specifically detect Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in infected plant material and seeds. According to a news release, the... more »

California registration set for Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

Xena Spreader-Sticker OK’d for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

GROPRO earns OMRI-listing providing biologicals portfolio to organic growers

The importance of organic production in the USA continues to rise with total sales of organic products in 2019 hitting $55 billion. Currently, it's the biggest global market for organic products (# 2 is Germany... more »


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