Crop Protection

Multi-year grant awarded to AgBiome for nematicide project

AgBiome has recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the area of nematology. The project, entitled “Biological Nematicides for Root and Tuber Crops,” aims to discover and develop... more »

Watch the timing for postharvest weed control in asparagus

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in many parts of Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. Harvest this year started slowly with cool weather in late April and early May, then... more »

Scouting, pest management aided by Agrian’s trap counting

Get ready to ditch your pen and paper when it comes to trap counting; Agrian has added a new feature to its robust field scouting app – a pest trap counting solution.  The new functionality... more »

Videos, field days offer tools, techniques for weed control

Because weed management represents a major barrier to sustainable production of both field and vegetable crops, a team in associate professor Dan Brainard’s lab at Michigan State University (MSU) is learning about new tools and techniques... more »

Battle against plant viruses leads to Humboldt Award for Pappu

Viruses are about the simplest and tiniest creatures on Earth. They also can cause an amazing amount of chaos and destruction. Washington State University virologist Hanu Pappu, like many in his field, has dedicated his life... more »

OmniLytics, Certis USA develop new bacterial control products

In a move that will provide U.S. growers with new combinations of bacterial disease control products, OmniLytics Inc., a subsidiary of Phagelux Inc., has entered into an exclusive U.S. sales and marketing collaboration with Certis... more »

University videos are guide to crop, pest management techniques

The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program is introducing a YouTube channel that promotes efforts of Iowa State scientists and researchers who provide means-tested crop and pest management solutions to stakeholders in Iowa and... more »

DuPont opens Industrial Biosciences’ headquarters

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (IB) officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters June 8 in Wilmington, Delaware. This new center of technological innovation, known as Building E353, is part of DuPont’s Experimental Station... more »

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High tunnels help Sugar Top Farm fight insects, heat

Comparing nitrogen management technologies

MSU studies potato early die complex

High tunnel boost: Improve production

GL EXPO: ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ and the digital market space

 

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