Disease Control

Expanded use of Leap ES bacterial disease management insecticide OK’d

Valent BioSciences has announced that the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has approved the expanded use of Leap ES Bacterial Disease Management Biological Insecticide. As a result of this approval, Leap ES is now registered... more »

Study: White clay spray mix repels tomato pest

Tomatoes are big business in Florida, the nation’s top producer of the popular fruit, but an insect no bigger than a grain of rice threatens growers’ fields each season. The whitefly prefers the underside of leaves, enjoying a variety... more »

Researcher studies transforming tomatoes with molecular biotechnology

James Duduit, a North Carolina State University horticultural science doctoral student, utilizes molecular biotechnology to transform tomatoes and improve the crop’s resistance to bacterial wilt and other common pathogens. Molecular biotechnology has many crop applications... more »

Biotalys increases commercial potential for Evoca

Biotalys, an agricultural technology  company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Jan. 25 it has achieved a breakthrough in protein expression of the bioactive ingredient of its first biocontrol product Evoca. According... more »

Researchers tackle salmonella in bulb onions

Salmonella contamination of bulb onions, which caused recalls across the U.S. and Canada in 2020, is the focus of a Texas A&M AgriLife Research project to help onion producers solve the problem. Salmonella outbreaks in onions and onion products... more »

Lettuce growers hope weeding, research can counter devastating plant virus

While most Californians are wholeheartedly embracing the wet start to winter, one group is welcoming the rain more warily (and wearily) – lettuce growers in the Salinas Valley. "It’s a blessing, yes, we need the... more »

Purdue Ag-Celerator fund invests $200,000 in two startup companies

Insignum AgTech and Verility Inc., two companies founded by Purdue University alumni, have received $100,000 each from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund. Insignum AgTech creates plants that warn growers of an early-stage infection so... more »

Archive, a fungicide from Syngenta, helps save potato harvest

Potato growers facing post-harvest diseases now have a new option for protection during storage. Archive fungicide from Syngenta preserves potato quality in post-harvest. “Archive is a powerful pre-mix fungicide that will help growers combat the major... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

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