Crop Protection

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 »

Allium leafminer detected in Pennsylvania

The allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) has recently been detected and confirmed from infested leeks and onions in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the first confirmed infestation in the Western Hemisphere. Your... more »

Compass Minerals releases Protassium+ Organic

Compass Minerals has announced the release of Protassium+ Organic, a potassium fertilizer. Protassium+ Organic is a dual-nutrient, concentrated sulfate of potash (SOP) offering high potassium (50 percent potassium) and plant-available sulfate sulfur, the company said.... more »

RANMAN registered for downy mildew control

RANMAN 400 SC fungicide from Summit Agro USA is now registered for control of downy mildew in bulb vegetables. "Downy mildew can devastate a crop," said Fred Yates, Summit Agro marketing manager. "The fungus overwinters in... more »

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 »

Current Issue

J&J builds Florida vegetable operation on former citrus site

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

Farmers eye long-term planning, both for farm and themselves

CPS continues to fund research into listeria

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

Farm Market column: Consumer disruption puts focus on retailers’ actions

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

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