Crop Protection

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 »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies with two pairs of legs and cannot be seen without the aid of a microscope,... more »

Time to apply first GoalTender to seeded onions at one leaf stage

Dry bulb onions are growing rapidly with the warm weather. Most are now in the flag to one true leaf stage. Weeds have germinated and are developing beyond the cotyledon stage. It is time to... more »

Washington state farmers to get update on beaver controls

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation Farms’ Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road, Carnation, Washington. According... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies reports on commercial strawberry trials

Bee Vectoring Technologies said in a news release it has had successful, verified results from large commercial scale demonstrations of its proprietary crop production system, with strawberry growers in Florida. According to the release, the demonstrations... more »

USDA offers disaster assistance programs for recent damage

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. ... more »

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