Crop Protection

New Bayer initiative aims to help convey sustainable practices

Bayer introduces Grow On, an initiative to provide growers with tools to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farming practices. Grow On provides resources for citrus, grape, pome and stone fruit, potato, tree nut and vegetable... more »

Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute of Food and... more »

AMVAC completes significant product acquisitions

American Vanguard on June 6 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corp. (AMVAC) has completed the acquisition of three crop protection product lines – abamectin, chlorothalonil and paraquat – from Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd.,... more »

AgroFresh’s LandSpring technology receives EPA approval for expanded crops

AgroFresh Solutions, with its LandSpring product, has secured EPA approval for its use on 12 additional crops beyond tomatoes and peppers. The pre-transplant technology can now be used on the following seedling crops: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe,... more »

Fumigation a tool for Georgia watermelon farmers fighting fusarium wilt disease

Fusarium wilt is on the rise in Georgia watermelon fields. University of Georgia scientists are studying whether this fungal disease can be managed through fumigation. Fumigation is a method of pest control that involves using... more »

More than $450,000 set for deer fencing on preserved farms

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced June 6 that the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has approved $456,122 in cost-sharing grants to help 32 farmer applicants purchase and install deer fencing on preserved farms... more »

Allium leafminer damage seen in Pennsylvania onions and garlic

Penn State University Extension has issued a spring update on the allium leafminer. The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae have taken hold and will remain steadfast as pupa... more »

ManKocide registered for prevention of bacterial blight in carrots in three states

Idaho, Oregon and Washington departments of agriculture have granted 24c Special Local Need (SLN) registrations for the use of ManKocide fungicide/bactericide on carrots grown for seed to prevent bacterial blight. Bacterial blight is a seedborne... more »

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