Disease Control

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Firm helps inventors introduce new ag products

A firm that helps inventors of ag products take their products to market is looking for novel bio-based or chemical active ingredients. AgXelerators (AgX) partners with crop protection companies around the world to accelerate the... more »

Crookham onion variety fares well in challenging northwest season

An onion variety from the Crookham Co. performed well in this year’s challenging Pacific Northwest growing season.   In this Crookham Co. test plot in Idaho, the stand is near perfect... more »

MSU studies potato early die complex

Growing up on her family’s farm in Rancagua, Chile, Marisol Quintanilla became an astute observer of nature. She took note of the plants, insects and other flora and fauna essential to life on the farm,... more »

Pyka wins FAA authorization for largest automated drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

NOA convention to bring growers, researchers together

Onion growers and researchers are planning to meet together for this year’s National Onion Association (NOA) convention. The Nov. 29-Dec. 2 convention in San Antonio, Texas, will be a joint meeting with the National Allium... more »

Late blight found in Ontario potatoes

Late blight in potatoes has been discovered in Ontario. An ongoing USDA project indicates the presence of late blight in potatoes in Simcoe County, Ontario. Genotype testing of the affected area is in progress by... more »

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