Disease Control

UF, NC State researchers using tomato genome to tackle nematodes

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an... more »

Look to California for day neutral strawberries for repeat blooming in East

There is significant interest in the use of repeat blooming strawberries for extended production. These “day neutral” varieties can provide good spring production with continued production into the summer and fall, depending on the planting... more »

Valent U.S.A. appoints Dave Poling as VP of marketing

Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dave Poling as vice president of marketing. Poling succeeds Geoff Quick, who has transitioned to a new role as the global lead of business development for Sumitomo Chemical's AgroSolutions Division... more »

Conditions could lead to escalation of cucurbit downy mildew in Michigan

The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial Michigan fields has been found by Michigan State University’s Hausbeck Plant Pathology Research Lab in Muskegon and Allegan counties. The statewide spore... more »

Downy mildew detected on Michigan cucumbers, melons

Michigan State University Extension is encouraging all Michigan cucumber and melon growers to employ downy mildew fungicides now. The first symptoms of cucurbit downy mildew disease on pickling cucumber plants in commercial production fields has... more »

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

BASF’s Cevya fungicide receives additional crop registrations in California

California vegetable growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF on additional crops after receiving registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. These additional crop groups include cucurbits, fruiting vegetables and root vegetables, except... more »

BioSafe Systems adds Alabama, Florida rep

Agricultural biologicals supplier BioSafe Systems LLC added Grant Kees to its Horticulture Division. Kees, who possesses a background in greenhouse production management, sales and irrigation system development, will represent the East Hartford, Connecticut-based BioSafe to... more »

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