Crop Protection

NIFA to fund $4M in grants for IPM research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $4 million available to support research and extension efforts to mitigate pest issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural community. This funding is... more »

Belchim Crop Protection to take stake in Engage Agro

Belchim Crop Protection is acquiring a significant minority stake in the Canadian company, Engage Agro. The agreement, which will take effect in May, was signed between Dirk Putteman, CEO of Belchim Crop Protection, and Ray... more »

USDA grant expands parasitic roundworms research

NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Rick Cote at the University of New Hampshire has received a USDA grant to expand his research on parasitic... more »

Pesticides now under more scrutiny

When “Silent Spring” was published in 1962, it triggered “fundamental changes” in the way pests were managed, said Jerry Baron, executive director of the IR-4 Project. Rachel Carson’s book was critical of the way pesticides... more »

NovaSource adds new regional account managers

NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of Tessenderlo Kerley, has created a new sales territory serving Idaho and four neighboring states. NovaSource has also added a new regional account manager to serve this new sales... more »

Survey seeks grower responses on SWD

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »

BioSafe names Milenski southwest territory manager

BioSafe Systems has hired Eric Milenski to the Agrichemical team as southwest territory manager. He will be covering a territory that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Milenski will... more »

Maryland lawmakers enact ban on neonicotinoids

Maryland lawmakers have approved legislation that will prohibit the retail sale and household use of neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in 2018. Commercial applications will still be permitted. Gov. Larry Hogan is now reviewing the legislation, which... more »

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