Crop Protection

Inscalis insecticide from BASF receives EPA registration

BASF received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its Inscalis insecticide. The new insecticide controls piercing-sucking insect pests in a variety of row and specialty crops, including soybeans, cotton and citrus. “Inscalis insecticide is... more »

Grantham to direct Northeastern IPM Center

Deborah Grantham, director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, will provide strategic leadership for the center and work closely with its advisory council, state IPM programs and IPM working groups... more »

DOJ request on pesticide case credited by agriculture secretary

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Sept. 24 praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for... more »

Vestaron appoints Ben Cicora as SVP sales and marketing

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, today announces the appointment of Ben Cicora as Senior Vice President... more »

Fall Capitol Hill Day conducted by biological products group

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC members spent the day at the United States Senate introducing BPIA and biological products including biopesticides... more »

Aguilera Certis USA names regional manager-northern California

Certis USA has named Taylor Smith Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California. Aguilera handles product sales for the company’s biopesticide products, including the Northern California introduction of LifeGard, a biological plant activator for use by growers... more »

EPA OKs SPEAR-LEP bioinsecticide for use on outdoor crops

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron has received approval from the EPA of its Spear-Lep bioinsecticide for control of lepidopterans in high-value field crops. This approval makes Spear-Lep the second peptide-based product developed by Vestaron, following the full... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scale farmers – by the time these crops have wilted, it’s usually too late... more »

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