Crop Protection

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets... more »

BASF to acquire Bayer’s crop science unit

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto. The all-cash purchase price... more »

Willowood USA hires Western region account manager

Broomfield, Colorado-based Willowood USA has hired Asen Asparuhov to serve as a Western Region Account Manager. Asparuhov started his new role effective Sept.18, 2017. Asparuhov joins Willowood USA from Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) where he... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fungicide tool, Elumin adds effectiveness to rotational foliar fungicide spray programs, so that growers can... more »

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is becoming... more »

Fall is perfect time to control problem perennial weeds

Many vegetable fields have at least one area with a problem perennial weed. Typical herbaceous perennials are yellow nutsedge, quackgrass, pokeweed, milkweed and field bindweed (see photos of these weeds at the end of the... more »

Marrone Bio’s Venerate XC bioinsecticide available in New York

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has made Venerate XC bioinsecticide available in New York. Venerate XC is a... more »

Valent U.S.A. launches Sustainable Solutions Business Unit

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. has launched its Sustainable Solutions Business Unit, a new division within the company that is dedicated to supporting the industry in the adoption and integration of sustainable production practices for crop... more »

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