Crop Protection

Professors describe a practical approach to biocontrols

The pest of a pest is the friend of growers. But in order to recognize that ally, growers need to know the pests attacking their crops, and who the pest’s natural enemies are. [caption id="attachment_14356"... more »

Help identify an invasive species before it spreads to crops

Minnesotans are encouraged to use a new app to help researchers identify an unwelcome invasive insect – the brown marmorated stink bug – and prevent its spread. Although the insect has been identified in Minnesota,... more »

Evogene, Marrone Bio identify genes for insect control

Evogene Ltd. (NYSE, TASE: EVGN), a company pursuing the improvement of crop productivity and economics for food, feed and fuel, and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), (NASDAQ: MBII), a producer of bio-based pest management and... more »

Hammill joins Marrone Bio as chief commerical officer

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, said Kevin Hammill has joined as chief commercial officer.... more »

Monsanto’s Grant will leave upon closing of Bayer acquisition

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant intends to leave Monsanto at the closing of the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG. Grant will maintain his position as chairman and chief... more »

Research aimed at stopping gummy stem blight in the greenhouse

Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia... more »

Strange mite pest found in high tunnel vegetables

Over the last three months a few early season high tunnel operations on the Eastern shore were having problems with some of their seedlings and leaf crops. Crops like spinach would have "whitening’"and then browning... more »

Farm to Market Conference to feature FMC execs

FMC executives Pierre Brondeau (corporation president, chief executive officer and chairman) and Mark Douglas (president, agricultural solutions) will speak 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16at the BMO Capital... more »

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