Crop Protection

EPA slows implementation of pesticide applicators rule

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticide Applicators (C&T) rule. According to a news release, EPA received feedback from states... more »

Trio of honeybee health research projects get funding

Three new research proposals submitted by Bayer and Project Apis m. have received grants from Healthy Hives 2020, a $1 million research effort to improve the health of honeybee colonies in the U.S. by the... more »

New data reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120... more »

MSU Extension updates insecticide fact sheet for greenhouse production

Some ornamental plant producers are venturing into growing vegetables in the greenhouse. Greenhouse vegetable crops are susceptible to similar pests as ornamental plants, such as aphids, fungus gnats, spider mites, whiteflies and thrips. Greenhouse vegetable... more »

Plastic mulch used to control verticillium wilt in watermelons

Verticillium wilt, caused by the soilborne fungus Verticillium dahliae, is a significant disease affecting watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) production in Washington State. This field study at three locations in Washington in 2015 compared verticillium wilt susceptibility,... more »

UPI launches two new herbicide products

UPI has launched two new herbicides in the U.S. MOCCASIN is a post-patent herbicide containing the active ingredient S-metolachlor (the same active ingredient found in Dual Magnum). The herbicide is labeled for use on a... more »

Court finds Willowood infringed Syngenta azoxystrobin patents

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina has issued an order finding that agrochemical manufacturer Willowood, LLC and Willowood USA, LLC infringed two valid U.S. patents owned by Syngenta relating to... more »

BPIA changes name, expands membership

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, food... more »

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