Crop Protection

Michigan pesticide certification now available through computer-based testing

A collaboration between the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Metro Institute is offering pesticide applicators computer-based pesticide applicator certification exams at locations throughout Michigan. Metro Institute partners with colleges and universities to utilize their... more »

Syngenta, Stockton sign biofungicide distribution deal

The Stockton Group (STK) has signed an agreement with Syngenta as the exclusive global distributor of a new biofungicide technology based on tea tree oil for the control of several diseases in ornamental crops, the... more »

Controlling whitefly in greenhouses

Recently, there have been reports from the University of Florida that there are now established populations of insecticide resistant sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) in Palm Beach County, Florida. There are two major biotypes (identical... more »

Virtue 43 receives organic certification

Midland, Michigan-based Gantec’s new product – Virtue 43 natural plant adjuvant has been certified by the Organic Materials Research Institute (OMRI) as acceptable for organic cultivation. According to a news release, OMRI recently completed a... more »

Researchers: Invasives pose multi-billion-dollar threat

Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion- dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international researchers. "Invasive pests and diseases are a major... more »

Angular leaf spot causing leaf necrosis in strawberries

Angular leaf spot, also called bacterial blight, is the only reported strawberry disease caused by a bacterium, namely Xanthomonas fragariae. Economic damage is mainly due to blackening of berry stem caps, which mars the appearance... more »

Whitefly species to cause growers problems, expert says

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences expert predicts the Q-biotype whitefly discovered in April in Palm Beach County will likely cause problems for growers. The Q-biotype whitefly – not to be... more »

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 »

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Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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