Crop Protection

BioSafe Systems gets EPA nod for bactericide/fungicide

Field-to-packing product provider BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 15.0 product received a critical label enhancement for the treatment of process water used in the packing of raw commodities, such as specialty fruits and vegetables. SaniDate 15.0’s  label... more »

Stake in UK-based It’s Fresh! purchased by AgroFresh Solutions

AgroFresh Solutions, a company specializing in produce freshness solutions has invested $10 million for a 15 percent ownership stake in and entered into a commercial agreement with Food Freshness Technology Holdings Limited (FFT), providers of It’s Fresh! ethylene removal filters.... more »

Vegalab has all-natural Mildew Control product

Palm Beach, Florida-based Vegalab has introduced its reformulated Mildew Control product. Mildew Control is a natural geraniol based pesticide that uses this essential plant oil in a formulation which, is both curative and preventative against... more »

Mexican fruit fly quarantine in portion of San Diego County

A portion of San Diego County has been placed under quarantine for the Mexican fruit fly following the detection of seven flies within the City of Encinitas.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the... more »

Whiteflies threaten Georgia crops

The destructive gnat-size whiteflies that have overrun farmers across south Georgia this year aren’t new to the state. But the pests are particularly loathsome right now because of their massive numbers after back-to-back mild winters... more »

Organix Solutions’ mulch film certified to biodegrade

Minnesota-based Organix Solutions has received a certification of its product line of black soil biodegradable agricultural mulch film. The OK biodegradable SOIL Certification from Vinçotte International verifies that the product, called Organix A.G. Film, will... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in California’s San Mateo

Two Mediterranean fruit flies (medflies), detected in the city of Half Moon Bay have prompted a quarantine in California’s San Mateo County. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is working with the USDA and... more »

Sustainable chemical option targets small insects in crops

After successfully controlling white fly, thrips and powdery mildew in multiple field trials, Agrothermal Systems is expanding from viticulture into the broader produce industry. According to CEO, Marty Fischer, “We now know that we have... more »

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