Disease Control

Midwest growers fight bacterial leaf streak

Tar spot captures the most attention as a new foliar disease in corn in the Midwest, but bacterial leaf streak may be as big of a concern to sweet corn growers. Bacterial leaf streak can... more »

Phytopthora control is a long-term commitment

Phytophthora can survive in the soil for more than 10 years, making control a long-term issue. “If you have phytophthora in your fields, you’re looking at managing it as a chronic issue,” said Mary Hausbeck,... more »

Report: Aggressive fungus attacks Florida strawberries

A fungus has taken over some strawberry fields in Florida. One grower lost as many as 80 acres in Manatee County. Pestalotiopsis affects the foliage and fruit, down to the root of strawberry plants. Gary... more »

Biofungicide Stargus by Marrone Bio gains California approval

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, said Jan. 14 that its patented Bacillus biofungicide, Stargus, has been fully reviewed by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)... more »

Organic farming-ready fungicide Romeo launched by Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a producer in precision agriculture, crop protection, seed and nutritional products, announced Jan. 13 the launch of ROMEO, a new and innovative fungicide. Exclusively distributed by Wilbur-Ellis, Romeo is a preventive biofungicide that functions the same way vitamins work for humans. Romeo enables plants... more »

Controlling tomato brown rugose fruit virus

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus is an emerging virus in greenhouse tomato production worldwide. The virus was first identified in Israel a few years ago and has since been found in Europe, Asia, Mexico and... more »

Stargus and Regalia by Marrone Bio get EPA OK for hemp use

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), an international sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, announced Jan. 7 that two of its biofungicide products – Stargus and Regalia – have been approved by the... more »

Gowan acquires active ingredients, fenamidone and pencycuron, from Bayer AG

Gowan Crop Protection Limited, an affiliate of Gowan Co. L.L.C., has entered into agreements with Bayer AG to acquire  rights to the active ingredients fenamidone and pencycuron. The acquisition includes product registrations and trademarks including... more »


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