Crop Protection

Pesticide license renewal process streamlined in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s (CDA) Pesticide Applicator Program is enhancing the efficiency and ease of its licensing and renewal process through a new online Pesticide Applicator Licensing System. Colorado was one of only a... more »

Fall generation of allium leafminer emergence seen in Pennsylvania

Fall emergence of allium leafminer has been detected in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Allium leafminer (ALM) attacks plants in the Allium genus including onion, garlic, leek, scallions, shallots, and chives. The first signs are the linear... more »

Enza Zaden finds high resistance to the devastating tomato virus

One of the world’s leading vegetable breeders, Enza Zaden, has found a solution for tomato growers to beat the devastating Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). Their tomato breeding team has identified the gene that... more »

California settles with pest control company for work performed in seven counties

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a settlement agreement with Pestmaster Services, Inc., over multiple alleged violations of pesticide laws and regulations, including the failure to obtain proper registrations and failure to submit... more »

Integrating biological controls for root-knot nematodes, weeds in organic farming

While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic producers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University... more »

Late blight seen in Pennsylvania tomatoes; pests still a problem

September in the Northeast region has been dominated by warmer and drier than normal conditions, which has been layered on top of a warmer than average July and August. The hottest summer on record was... more »

Belchim USA’s TOUGH 5EC Herbicide Ok’d by EPA

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) has announced that TOUGH 5EC Herbicide, a fast-acting, selective contact herbicide, is now approved by the EPA for post-emergence broadleaf weed control in corn, mint and chickpeas. With flexible... more »

National search set for the new chief financial officer at Marrone Bio

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., an international company that provides  growers with sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions to support global agricultural needs, announced today that company President and Chief Financial Officer James Boyd will retire... more »


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