Crop Protection

Pesticide Registration Improvement Act OK’d by Senate

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said the Senate approved reauthorization of the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA). “The U.S. Senate just passed a... more »

Text alerts available for New York specialty crop growers

Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 eastern New York counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone.  The text alerts will be reserved... more »

Time for downy mildew protectant sprays for cucumbers

As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cucumber. Downy mildew is a destructive disease... more »

Comment deadline July 23 on EPA organophosphate opinion

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comment until July 23 on the final Biological Opinion (BiOp) issued under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), regarding the potential effects... more »

Atticus Acquires Tacoma Ag

Atticus, LLC has acquired Tacoma Ag, LLC. This strategic acquisition complements and expands Atticus’ product offerings, particularly in the herbicide category, and further positions the company as a well-balanced supplier that is equipped to serve... more »

Torac Insecticide granted expanded label for vegetable crops

Nichino America has been granted a label expansion for Torac Insecticide for use in cucurbit vegetables (Crop Group 9), fruiting vegetables (Crop Group 8-10), brassica leafy greens (Crop Subgroup 4-16B), and brassica head and stem vegetables... more »

Two micronutrient fertilizers by Alltech get organic certification

Lexington, Kentucky-based Alltech Crop Science, the agronomic division of Alltech, has attained organic certification in North America for two of its naturally based products: Grain-Set and Agro-Mos. The two micronutrient fertilizers, which are based on amino... more »

EU ruling on MRL’s yields positive impact, according to Verdesian

Exporting tree nuts and other specialty crops to EU countries has just gotten simpler for growers in California and throughout the U.S. with an increased maximum residue level (MRL) limit EU ruling based upon residue... more »

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