Crop Protection

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 »

ASTA hosts meeting to discuss Palmer amaranth

On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a collaborative approach to addressing Palmer amaranth and other weed seed issues.... more »

US House rolls back pesticide restrictions

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 24 approved bipartisan legislation to eliminate "an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the approved use of pesticides." According to a news release, H.R.... more »

Duncan Family Farms employs falcons as bird abatement

Duncan Family Farms, a 100 percent organic grower specializing in baby lettuces and greens, kales, beets, chards and herbs, is using an innovative method for bird abatement at its Goodyear, Arizona farm: falconry. They have collaborated... more »

Michigan SmartZone Small Business of the Year Award goes to Vestaron

Vestaron has won the SmartZone Small Business of the Year award from the state of Michigan. The state is divided into 20 Smart Zones, and a representative from each was vying for the title.Vestaron was... more »

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