Crop Protection

Growers granted extra time to claim losses from hurricanes

Special procedures have been established to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Also, because of the severe... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations teams with AgShift on pilot program

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) has joined a pilot project with AgShift, a Santa-Clara, California, based agriculture technology startup, to assess the impact of the use of biological pesticides on the quality of fresh produce. AgShift... more »

Make sure your seed mix is tested for troublesome weed

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed... more »

DowDuPont merger successfully completed

DowDuPont on Sept. 1 completed the merger between The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have heat. We have had problems this year... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant awards were made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, according to a news release,... more »

California pursues new health protections on chlorpyrifos

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced Aug. 18 that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely... more »

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide receives EPA registration

AgBiome's Howler fungicide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first product to be marketed by AgBiome Innovations and developed by AgBiome Inc., is a biological fungicide that is highly effective against fungal diseases... more »

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