Crop Protection

New berry crop insecticides, miticides introduced

Kathy Demchak, senior Extension associate at Penn State University, discusses changes with insecticides and miticides for use on berry crops in the last few years: A tarnished plant bug on a... more »

Monsanto shows interest in Bayer crop science unit

Monsanto has reportedly shown interest in the possible acquisition of Bayer CropScience. Reuters reports that Monsanto executives recently held a meeting to discuss Bayer’s agricultural assets. Here’s more from Reuters: Among the possibilities discussed were an outright... more »

Broad spectrum insecticide use can flare spider mites

Broad spectrum insecticides, including materials like pyrethroids (IRAC Group 3 materials), organophosphates (IRAC Group 1B), and carbamates (IRACvGroup 1A) have been demonstrated by our laboratory and lots of other entomologists to flare spider mite populations... more »

How USDA stopped Florida’s Oriental fruit fly outbreak

There’s a good reason why USDA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) constantly monitor more than 56,000 fruit fly traps they have strategically placed across Florida. An outbreak of exotic fruit... more »

Kerb SC labeled for leaf lettuce

The EPA has approved a supplemental label for use of Kerb SC on leaf lettuce. This is a federal label for all areas where the Kerb Section 3 label for lettuce is effective. Kerb has... more »

FRAC creates new group for Fracture fungicide

The Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) has assigned Fracture fungicide from FMC to a newly created FRAC Group. When FMC launched Fracture fungicide in 2015, the broad spectrum, biological fungicide formulated with ProBLAD technology had... more »

Marrone Bio to distribute Bio-Tam 2.0

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. and Isagro USA, Inc. announced a distribution agreement under which Marrone Bio will distribute the Isagro Trichoderma based biofungicide to agricultural crop markets in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona under the Bio-Tam 2.0... more »

Study pest life cycles to boost resistance management

Growers are well aware of the need to rotate pesticide chemistry to minimize the chances of pests developing resistance. However, there is more to resistance management and pest control than just rotating chemistries. Understanding pest... more »

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