Disease Control

Atticus sued by Syngenta for alleged patent infringement

Syngenta announced Nov. 12 that it has sued agrochemical maker Atticus LLC (“Atticus”) for patent infringement – and Atticus is defending itself.  According to a Syngenta press release, the complaint, filed in the U.S. District... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »

Xyler FC fungicide receives EPA registration

Potato growers have a new way to combat pythium and phytophthora with Xyler FC. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Xyler FC fungicide (metalaxyl) and it becomes the fifth product in Vive Crop Protection’s... more »

Tomato bacterial spot fought in transplant seedlings

New findings from University of Florida (UF/IFAS) scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to... more »

Virus in Mexican tomatoes concerns Florida

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is issuing an alert regarding a virus found in Mexican tomatoes imported into Florida and potentially other U.S. states. ToBRFV, the tomato brown rugose fruit virus,... more »

$4M given for onion bacterial disease research

For years, more than 15 bacterial species have ruined millions of dollars worth of onion crops across the United States. That is bound to change, as a group of 24 researchers from 12 states across... more »

Jet Ag, Jet Oxide product lines purchased by Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), a developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, has acquired from Jet Harvest Solutions all rights and assets to the Jet Ag and Jet Oxide product... more »

Smartphone test detects late blight

New technology developed by North Carolina State University researchers could allow farmers to cost-effectively test for plant diseases — such as late blight — right in the field using only a smartphone and a small... more »


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