Crop Protection

Long & Scott Farms: Leaving the commodity trap

Longtime central Florida grower Long & Scott Farms survives and remains competitive by adapting to changes and diversifying its business and crops.  By altering the way it grows and markets crops, judiciously using chemicals and... more »

Biologicals summit focuses on next-gen tools

A new event is designed to raise awareness of biological solutions that are available to fruit and vegetable growers to enhance soil and plant health. The Salinas Biological Summit is set for June 20-21, at... more »

Fertilizer group seeks ‘regulatory certainty’ from Congress

Corey Rosenbusch, president and CEO of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) testified Feb. 28 at the House Committee on Agriculture hearing, “Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture.” “Fertilizer is an essential tool for farmers to... more »

AgBiTech expands U.S. biosolutions distribution through UPL

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, and AgBiTech, whose agricultural biological innovations create healthy food systems, are expanding their strategic partnership. Through the collaboration, UPL will distribute AgBiTech’s entire portfolio of biosolutions... more »

Jord BioScience names industry vet as CEO

Industry vet named new Jord BioScience CEO Jord BioScience has named Keri Carstens as its new chief executive officer. An industry veteran, Carstens brings 15 years of agriculture industry... more »

Asfertglobal sees possibilities in the U.S. biologicals market

A multi-national Portuguese company  that develops and markets biofertilizers, biostimulants and biocontrol products is focusing on the U.S. and other markets as it expands sales. Asfertglobal sees “enormous possibilities” in the U.S., according to a... more »

Albaugh rolls out new fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has given Albaugh LLC registration for its newest fungicide. Thrive 4M fungicide will be available for sale this spring, according to a news release. Its EPA registration number is 42750-391. The... more »

New EPA rules to challenge specialty crop growers

Specialty crop producers will be hard-pressed to comply with new proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency that overhauls how it implements the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to the Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA). “Of... more »

Current Issue

May/June 2023 VGN cover

Ohio grower finds direct sales financially, personally satisfying

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Taking control: CA storage for asparagus extends season

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Ionized gas used for food safety

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Seven takeaways from benchmark survey of markets

Ag Labor Review: Grower concerns help shape NCAE’s mission

 

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