Crop Protection

Make sure your seed mix is tested for troublesome weed

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed... more »

DowDuPont merger successfully completed

DowDuPont on Sept. 1 completed the merger between The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have heat. We have had problems this year... more »

Specialty crop projects funded by USDA

Twelve university specialty crop research projects received $35 million from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The grant awards were made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, according to a news release,... more »

California pursues new health protections on chlorpyrifos

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced Aug. 18 that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely... more »

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide receives EPA registration

AgBiome's Howler fungicide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first product to be marketed by AgBiome Innovations and developed by AgBiome Inc., is a biological fungicide that is highly effective against fungal diseases... more »

Northern corn leaf blight seen in late season planted sweet corn

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) is a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Exserohilum turcicum. The foliar lesions first develop on the lower leaves and are initially small, elliptical and gray-green in color. As the disease... more »

Effects of pesticide treatments on weeds studied at UNH

A researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire has received a $474,679 grant to determine if pesticide seed treatments inadvertently protect weed seeds in the soil from being attacked by naturally... more »

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