Crop Protection

Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week with free webinars

Bayer Crop Science, Bee Culture and Project Apis m. this week celebrate National Pollinator Week from June 18 – 24 by hosting live webinars featuring innovative research aimed at making an immediate impact on... more »

Vestaron appoints ag-tech veteran Anna Rath as CEO

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron, a company that pursues efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through displacement of chemical pesticides with biologic peptides has named Anna Rath chief executive officer. With more than a decade of experience across... more »

Washington State researchers take aim at parasitic worm

So small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. Potatoes, grapes and other crops could gain a new, nature-based way to... more »

Phytophthora blight first 2018 report in Ohio’s Huron County

Phytophthora blight was diagnosed last week in pepper plants from Huron County, Ohio.  This is several weeks earlier than we normally see Phytophthora blight in northern Ohio, but heavy rains and periods of high temperatures... more »

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 »

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