Disease Control

Vacancy on California’s curly top virus control program advisory board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing four vacancies on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all... more »

Chlorothalonil fungicide banned in European Union

European growers soon will have one less fungicide tool. The European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) has voted down renewing the approval of chlorothalonil, which had recently been classified as a... more »

Illinois expertise tackles pumpkin bacterial spot

Bacterial spot of pumpkin is a serious emerging disease affecting pumpkin growers around the world. However, University of Illinois researchers and Extension personnel are at the forefront of understanding the problem and how to manage... more »

Lektivar 40SC fungicide introduced by AgBiome Innovations

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome,  introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight and... more »


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