Crop Protection

Flea beetles feeding, tomato early blight seen in Pennsylvania

I visited a few tomato fields this week and found 2 to 4-week-old tomato plants with some early blight (Alternaria solani) and in some cases bad early blight lesions. This is very early in the... more »

First Medfly threat a significant memory for longtime California official

California's first Medfly threat is a significant memory for longtime official James Deese. He recalled the circumstances recently in a video series from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Deese served in a... more »

John Driver named Great Lakes territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a producer of sustainable biopesticide and plant health solutions, has appointed John Driver as U.S. Great Lakes territory sales Manager effective immediately. Driver brings over 19 years of... more »

UGA vegetable scientist recommends organic mulches for weed control

If they start now, Georgia organic farmers can use mulch and cultivation to manage young weeds, according to Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez, vegetable scientist on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. If weeds are not controlled... more »

Chlorpyrifos registrations to be canceled by California EPA

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said May 8 its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by canceling the pesticide’s registration. “California’s... more »

Invasive pests kept out of the country by state-of-the-art USDA facilities

Safeguarding our nation’s agriculture and natural resources against harmful plant pests is an awesome responsibility, one my agency – USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – takes very seriously. Thanks to our employees, cooperators,... more »

Vacancy on California’s curly top virus control program advisory board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing four vacancies on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all... more »

‘No risks to public health’ from glyphosate, EPA says

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it "is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate." According to a news release, "As part of this action, EPA continues to... more »

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

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