Disease Control

BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

Animal, plant pest and disease threats topics of APHIS feedback plea

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking feedback on its proposed list of pests and diseases of concern that are likely to pose a high risk to... more »

Growers aided by Vive Crop Protection, Marrone Bio crop protection solutions

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, and Vive Crop Protection, a precision chemistry solutions firm and owner of the patented Allosperse technology, announced an agreement Aug. 6 that will... more »

Extreme weather could impact vegetable disease management tool

This article is going to be a follow-up to the one Gordon Johnson did a couple of weeks ago about how flooding and waterlogged soils can create extra challenges in our vegetable crops. An example of... more »

Cinnerate expands use for aphid, disease control in vegetables

Sym-Agro’s Cinnerate broad-spectrum insecticide, fungicide and miticide gives vegetable growers a new tool to protect their crops from disease, aphids and more. “Aphids can present a significant challenge for vegetable growers, especially organic growers, who have... more »

The importance of leaf cover in fruiting vegetables

July is the month that we see the highest temperatures and often have cloud free, high light intensity days and long day lengths. Under these conditions, good leaf cover is essential for producing high quality... more »

Genes found that allow bacteria to resist onion’s natural defenses

After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses... more »

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »


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