Disease Control

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 »

Tomato plants repel pathogens with ‘vaccine’ to boost defense system

Scientists knew that plants wage chemical war against bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Now they’ve learned how to “vaccinate” tomato plants with a natural chemical to boost their defenses against a pest that makes leaves... more »

Researchers ID an accomplice to late blight

Descendants of the fungus-like pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s – Phytophthora infestans – may have had a "helping hand" in recent U.S. outbreaks of the costly blight disease. Reporting in the September 2019... more »

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