Disease Control

Theia is second biological fungicide brought to market by AgBiome

Research Park, North Carolina-based AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has announced the submission of Theia fungicide, its next product, to the EPA for review. Pending EPA registration, Theia will be the... more »

APHIS declares elimination of Ralstonia solancearum incidents

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its State partners have successfully completed actions to eliminate Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 from U.S. greenhouses. The June 11... more »

Watch for late blight on tomato, potato in Eastern region

There are currently no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the region. Tomato and potato plants are susceptible at any point during the growing season if conditions are favorably cool and wet.... more »

Ralstonia threat includes vegetable crops

Federal officials this spring worked with greenhouses in 39 states to destroy infected pink geraniums and prevent an invasive bacterium from infecting vegetable crops, including potatoes. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed... more »

California OK’s Syngenta’s Miravis Prime fungicide

Miravis Prime fungicide – developed by Syngenta for broad-spectrum disease control in grapes and other specialty and vegetable crops – was recently registered for use in California, according to a release from the company. The... more »

Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables

Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of vegetable crops including tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, said Raj... more »

Managing damping off in direct-seeded vegetables

With the current cold and wet spring conditions, the risk of damping-off caused by pythium and phytophthora species is high. If/when the conditions shift to warmer and drier, fusarium and rhizoctonia species will be the primary causes of... more »

Disease control product Regev introduced

Summit Agro USA has introduced what it's calling the first hybrid fungicide for U.S. agriculture – Regev. According to a news release, this next-generation disease control product combines the benefits of a botanical product with... more »


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