Crop Protection

Destructive, invasive Japanese beetle subject of Washington state plea for help

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to report any sightings of Japanese beetle, an invasive and highly destructive pest, and will be hosting an educational webinar about the beetles in April.... more »

Vestaron announces partnership with Bee Friendly Farming

Vestaron, an agricultural environmental science company, announced March 24 a collaboration with Bee Friendly Farming. This partnership represents the two groups’ shared mission to promote and protect honeybees and their vital role as agricultural pollinators.... more »

Mastercop Fungicide receives label approval for additional crops and uses

Adama, a crop protection company, announced recently that the EPA has approved changes to the label of Mastercop Fungicide/Bactericide that were made to help growers better protect their crops from harmful diseases. Individual state approvals are... more »

Mosaic, Agbiome collaborate to develop biological alternatives to help soil health

The Mosaic Co., a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients and AgBiome, a developer of agricultural products from diverse microbial communities,  announced March 23 a strategic collaboration, aiming to discover, develop... more »

New surfactant added to Wilbur-Ellis organic line

A new surfactant has been added to the Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness organic product line. This expanding portfolio of OMRI-listed products offers growers a cutting-edge approach to organic integration and crop production. “INFOLIUM-EAä is a nonionic surfactant,... more »

Are hydrogen peroxide products effective fungicides?

From Clemson University Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath. Should products with hydrogen peroxide, alone or combined with peroxyacetic acid, be used like fungicides on vegetables? It’s difficult to give just one answer to this question because... more »

Warmer soils in Illinois could indicate healthy insect populations for spring

Despite the cold weather this February, winter soil temperatures averaged 1 to 2 degrees higher than the long-term averages in Illinois, indicating a greater chance of insects surviving the winter, according to Jennie Atkins, Water... more »

Ivan Wollenmann joins Certis USA to advance biologicals in Midwest region

Since the early 1990’s, Ivan Wollenmann has been working with growers, co-ops and input companies to match solutions to need. Certis USA announced March 22 that Wollenmann will be bringing that expertise to their team of... more »

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