Crop Protection

Broad mite infestations have growers considering biocontrols

Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse. Broad mites are very tiny and range in size from .1 mm to .3 mm... more »

How to deal with black rot of cole crops

With late-season temperatures in the high 70s, foggy mornings with high humidity and numerous rainy days, many growers of brassica crops, in particular cabbage, are noticing an uptick in a disease that can render produce... more »

Stockton’s Timorex Gold now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The product holds 30 registrations throughout the United States. Timorex Gold is now registered in... more »

Renewed registration issued for products containing sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration of products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast Active), including Transform WG, Closer SC and Sequoia insecticides. “U.S. growers have used Isoclast for four full years with excellent performance... more »

Protect late-season vegetables from freeze damage

Depending on crop tolerance, a killing frost can result from canopy temperatures dropping 2-5 degrees below freezing for 5-10 minutes, or from a sustained temperature 31.5–32 degrees Fahrenheit lasting 3-5 hours. Fall vegetables have a... more »

New SummitAgro fungicide available to lettuce growers

This season, California and Arizona growers have an entirely new fungicide option, KENJA 400SC from Summit Agro USA, at their disposal. KENJA 400SC Fungicide, incorporating the newest SDHI technology, is a group 7 fungicide, proven... more »

Whitefly populations troubling Georgia vegetable growers

Whitefly populations in south Georgia have exploded over the past several weeks, troubling vegetable producers during the fall growing season, according to University of Georgia horticulturist Tim Coolong. Coolong said growers must be up to... more »

Bio Huma Netics R&D director appointed to EPA committee

Rita Abi-Ghanem, Ph.D., senior director of research and development at Bio Huma Netics (BHN), has been appointed to a 2-year term to serve as a member of the Agricultural Science Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

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