Crop Protection

FMC acquires portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with... more »

EPA denies petition to ban chlorpyrifos

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order denying a petition that sought to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in U.S. agriculture. “We need to provide regulatory certainty to the thousands of American... more »

Marrone Bio launches Haven for sun stress reduction

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is expanding beyond biopesticides and crop protection and into the biostimulant market by commercially launching Haven Anti-transpirant for use in a broad range of fruit, nut and vegetable crops, in addition... more »

Dual Magnum labeled for Michigan summer squash, strawberry

Syngenta Crop Protection has added summer squash and strawberry to the Dual Magnum (S-metolachlor) Michigan 24c SLN label. Dual Magnum is a pre-emergence herbicide that provides suppression of several annual grasses and broadleaves, and also... more »

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and was the first... more »

Watch for Stewart’s wilt in Michigan sweet corn this year

The average temperature from December through February determines the survival of the corn flea beetle that transfers the Stewart’s wilt bacteria into sweet corn. Based on this winter’s temperature data, the survival of corn flea... more »

Freezing temperatures threaten Alabama strawberry crops

The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both fruits are making preparations to protect their crops from frost and freezing temperatures. Alabama Cooperative... more »

UGA Extension stressing importance of keeping pesticides on target

As a result of two years of aggressive training to improve on-target agricultural pesticide applications, the number of pesticide drift complaints received by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has gone down 65 percent, according to... more »

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