Disease Control

Odd damage to greenhouse watermelon transplants seen

There have been several reports of odd-looking damage to watermelon transplants being grown in greenhouses these past couple of weeks. The damage does not appear to be cold damage per se, but more of a... more »

ToBRFV: First Enza Zaden trial results confirm high resistance

In 2020 Enza Zaden announced the discovery of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) High Resistance gene, a complete solution for ToBRFV. Since the announcement Enza Zaden has worked hard with resistant trials material... more »

BASF, AgBiome join on biological fungicide for Europe, Middle East and Africa

BASF and AgBiome have signed an agreement to bring a new biological fungicide to the market in Europe, and key countries in the Middle East and Africa. Developed by AgBiome, and marketed as Howler in... more »

Mastercop Fungicide receives label approval for additional crops and uses

Adama, a crop protection company, announced recently that the EPA has approved changes to the label of Mastercop Fungicide/Bactericide that were made to help growers better protect their crops from harmful diseases. Individual state approvals are... more »

Are hydrogen peroxide products effective fungicides?

From Clemson University Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath. Should products with hydrogen peroxide, alone or combined with peroxyacetic acid, be used like fungicides on vegetables? It’s difficult to give just one answer to this question because... more »

Botanical-based biofungicide expands with Botanical Solution, Syngenta link

Botanical Solution Inc.  and Syngenta, two companies which are closely aligned in their commitment to innovation and sustainability in agriculture, have reached an agreement to commercialize BSI’s first product in Peru and Mexico. The two companies... more »

Processing squash makes phytophthora a big threat

Squash grown for processing is in contact with the ground for a long time. “Processing squash has a longer time in the field than other cucurbits because of its longer time to maturity,” said Mary... more »

Susceptibility factors in the fungal infections of ripe tomatoes viewed

Each year, roughly 25% of the fruits and veggies produced across the globe are lost due to fungal diseases. In fleshy fruits, like tomatoes, this issue is more pronounced, especially as they ripen. Researchers from... more »

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