Crop Protection

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 »

FMC gets OK to close Dupont Crop Protection purchase

FMC Corp. received approval Sept. 21 from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business. The CCI is the final jurisdiction to grant antitrust clearance needed to satisfy... more »

Harvanta 50SL gives growers option for insect control

Summit Agro USA's Harvanta 50SL insecticide has received EPA approval and is now available to U.S. vegetable growers for use on fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, leafy vegetables and brassica (cole) vegetables. Diamondback... more »

Western bean cutworm continues to plague sweet corn

Got a sweet tooth for sweet corn? You’re in good company. So should you hear rumors on the wind about wormy sweet corn – or field corn or dry beans (the kind you put in... more »

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