Crop Protection

IFPA adds government relations staffer

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has added Sarah Neagu-Reed to its government relations division. Neagu-Reed will be joining IFPA’s public policy team as director of production & environmental policy. Sarah... more »

Farmworker group honored for video series

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Telly Awards for a series of videos... more »

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds acquires Brazilian seed company

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds has completed the acquisition of Feltrin Sementes, a leading Brazilian vegetable seed company serving smallholder growers and home gardeners in more than 40 countries. With the growing global vegetable seeds market, the... more »

Valent BioSciences highlights sustainability projects

Valent BioSciences LLC dedicated a new prairie park and solar field adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa. The company also opened the doors of its facility to members of the community during the... more »

Spotted lanternflies focus of USDA working group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has introduced a strategic plan to battle spotted lanternflies, pest that harms many fruit, vegetable and nut crops. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Spotted Lanternfly Strategic Planning... more »

Peter Koppert, biological crop protection pioneer, dies

Peter Koppert, a pioneer in biological crop protection and natural pollination, has died. Koppert, founder of Koppert Biological Systems BV in the Netherlands, was 73. Up until only a couple of weeks before his June... more »

New disease detector sensor developed

A new sensor chip advances rapid, cost-effective disease diagnostics. The integrated sensor chip detects late blight disease pathogen in potatoes and tomatoes as well as many other diseases. Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and collaborators... more »

Tech event features a robot parade, drone pavilion

From weed control to fertilizer application, harvesting, picking and seeding, FIRA USA is showcasing more than two dozen ag robots with field demonstrations. Over the three-day event, Sept. 19-21, in Salinas, California, robots will be... more »

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