Crop Protection

Mediterranean fruit fly eradicated from Los Angeles County

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s office have eradicated a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation centered near the Panorama... more »

Some downy mildew recommendations for cucumbers

Downy mildew causes severe leaf blight on cucurbit crops, including cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin (Figure 1). Incited by the fungal-like pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis, downy mildew has occurred every growing season for Michigan cucumber growers... more »

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 »

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