Crop Protection

Clemson: New fungicide tips for Southern blight

  A Clemson University researcher has determined a new management strategy for Southern blight – a serious disease that kills tomatoes and affects more than 1,200 plants. Anthony “Tony” Keinath, vegetable pathologist at Clemson’s Coastal Research... more »

Wisconsin farmers turn to flooding resources

On everyone’s lips currently is some variant of the word “flood.” There is a palpable sense of loss as you drive through the areas impacted by the recent unprecedented rain event in parts of Wisconsin.... more »

Weather favors cucurbit downy mildew

Currently it has been confirmed in eleven counties in central and southern Pennsylvania with an unconfirmed report on cucumber in western Pennsylvania. Cucumber continues to be the primary host however there are also several reports... more »

Phytophthora disease reported on winter squash and pumpkin

Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin plants. Other vegetables that are susceptible to Phytophthora capsici include cucumber, zucchini, summer squash,... more »

AzaGuard label updated; new formulation released

BioSafe Systems has released a new formulation of AzaGuard Insecticide/Nematicide. A common inert used in emulsified concentrates was recently put on the EPA watch list, BioSafe noted in a press release. BioSafe Systems underwent the... more »

Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take frost control action. Cool, wet... more »

Ontario reports downy mildew on cucumber and cantaloupe

Downy mildew has been reported in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, putting the pathogen within easy striking distance of Michigan’s cucurbit crops. This pattern of downy mildew being detected in our immediate region around the... more »

HELM Agro US names Bruce sales manager for new territory

HELM Agro US has hired John Bruce as sales  manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sales region was created to increase the level of customer service provided... more »

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