Crop Protection

Rango hits market as broad-spectrum crop protection product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration of Terramera's broad-spectrum agricultural insect, fungal disease and mite control product Rango, which commercially launched Nov. 20. Rango contains highly effective, plant-based active ingredients built into a... more »

Growers report good results with Vestaron product

In July, Vestaron launched its first product, Spear-T. Spear-T controls all four major greenhouse pests, thrips, whiteflies, aphids and two-spotted spider mites, as efficiently as synthetic pesticides, with the safety and sustainability of biologicals. Spear-T... more »

Suggested restrictions on chlorpyrifos issued in California

In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The new measures will provide increased protections from... more »

Crop adviser conference set for December at Purdue

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest management, and soil and water conservation during the 2018 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference. The conference,... more »

Texas A&M Extension shares information on biopesticides

Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as corn earworm and cotton bollworm, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Amarillo. A producer’s... more »

Adavelt fungicide added to Corteva Agriscience selections

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, has identified Adavelt active as the new brand name for a novel fungicide it said will offer growers curative and protectant disease control of a wide range of pathogens... more »

MSU awarded North Central IPM Center

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center to Michigan State University, with co-direction support coming from Iowa State University.... more »

Some tips to curb bird damage in specialty crops

Vegetable growers deal with a large number of disease, insect and weed pests, which they control with varying levels of satisfaction through cultural, mechanical or chemical means. A unique group of pests that continues to... more »

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