Crop Protection

Georgia onion growers must to be proactive with fungicides

Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop is planted and looks “promising,” according to Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s area onion agent, but he cautions producers to be proactive in managing onion diseases. Increased moisture, especially... more »

‘Sustie’ award presented to Pam Marrone of Marrone Bio

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), was honored by the Ecological Farming Association Jan 25 at the EcoFarm Awards Dinner Banquet. She will be presented with the Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award – or “Sustie”... more »

Germains Seed Technology opens Gilroy, Ca. facilities

Germains Seed Technology held a Grand Opening to celebrate the completion of their new organic, automated processing facility and research and development Lab in Gilroy. Germains' new organic processing facility. Photos:... more »

Attune Agriculture introduces Ampersand adjuvant system

Growers of fruit and vegetable crops wanting to improve the delivery and efficacy of agricultural pesticides now have an innovative new tool available with Ampersand, a scientifically formulated, adjuvant system utilizing hydrocolloid technology. Attune, the... more »

AVIV biofungicide now registered in Florida

STK Bio-ag Technologies has secured Florida state registration for its biofungicide AVIV. Based on a proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03, AVIV biofungicide is an advanced microbial fungicide that delivers broad spectrum disease control both... more »

Vestaron appoints Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing

Vestaron has appointed Sherry Mitchell as Director of Marketing. Sherry most recently was North America Director of Communications for Nufarm Americas, a developer and marketer of crop protection and enhancement products, for its agriculture and... more »

Robotics initiative: Reduce chemicals, advance production

Agricultural producers annually spray nearly $15 billion worth of chemicals yet still lose 37 percent of crop yield to pest damage. As the industry moves to sustainably intensify production to feed a growing population, a... more »

Gowan Group’s new business unit targets biologicals

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the remaining shares of Colombia-based EcoFlora Agro SAS through its UK subsidiary and... more »

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