Crop Protection

Industry veteran Mike Krull joins Nufarm portfolio solutions

Crop protection products manufacturer Nufarm has hired Mike Krull as its North America lead for portfolio solutions. His job responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all North American portfolio innovations and partnerships, according to a... more »

Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to be grown in hydroponic greenhouses, but face different diseases than tomatoes grown in the open field. For hydroponic tomatoes, bacterial canker can be the worst. “The... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection, biotech and digital farming activities and marks its entry into seeds,... more »

Protect onions against stemphylium leaf blight

Onion crops are affected by many different types of plant pathogens and must be protected. High relative humidity and frequent rainfall (or irrigation) in Michigan favor leaf blight. Even in a dry summer, overhead irrigation... more »

Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its board of directors. Meadows-Smith will assist the management team with the development of business models and... more »

California OKs fungicide’s new label for lettuce, other veggies

The EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) have approved a product label expansion for PH-D Fungicide for control of Septoria spot in citrus, Sclerotinia in lettuce, and Septoria leaf spot in stalk, stem... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mildew has been verified in Berrien County on July 24, 2018. The downy mildew... more »

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees at Michigan State University studying fruit entomology and insecticide toxicology. He worked as... more »

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