Crop Protection

Pennsylvania ground zero for another invasive pest

Penn State University has confirmed that the allium leafminer (also known as the onion leafminer) was found on infested leeks and onions collected in December 2015 from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It’s the first confirmed allium... more »

Microalgae-based soil amendment now registered

Heliae Development has registered its new PhycoTerra soil amendment for use on specialty crops grown in the United States. Current registration information is available on the PhycoTerra website. At the core of PhycoTerra is Heliae’s proprietary stabilized... more »

How to manage SWD infestation

Our recent mild winter raised concerns about the potential for early season spotted wing drosophila (SWD) damage to berries, which were further increased when South Carolina strawberry growers observed infestation last month. We have now... more »

MSU Diagnostic Services cracks disease, pest cases

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services deals with all sorts of plant diseases and pest issues, but a car hood? Shipped from an assembly plant in Michigan, the auto part had serpentine streaks on it... more »

Marrone Bio to settle shareholder suits for $12 million

Marrone Bio Innovations has reached an agreement to settle private securities class action suits. Shareholder suits were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on February 13, 2015 as Special Situations... more »

Northeast Ag Sales to distribute Agro-K products

Agro-K has teamed up with Northeast Agricultural Sales (NEAG) for distribution of the full line of Agro-K foliar fertilizers and soil biological products in northern New England. NEAG has headquarters in Lyndonville, Vermont and offices in Fairfield... more »

Bayer makes Monsanto $62 billion offer

Bayer has made an all-cash $62 billion offer to acquire Monsanto. Bayer would acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto Company for $122 per share. Bayer's proposal was submitted... more »

Diseases challenge Louisiana tomato season

LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Raj Singh has never seen so many different diseases of tomatoes in one season. Singh, known as the LSU AgCenter plant doctor because he’s director of the Plant Diagnostic Center, said... more »

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