Crop Protection

Lektivar 40SC fungicide introduced by AgBiome Innovations

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome,  introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight and... more »

Look to a trap crop-cover crop mix as an IPM strategy

Vegetable farmers looking to curtail pesticide use may find alternative pest management strategies in the form of a trap crop/cover crop mix. Through a Southern Sustainable Agriculture... more »

Spear-LEP by Vestaron receives California registration approval

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, has received registration approval for California of its recently launched product... more »

Dion McBay joins Valent as vice president of sales

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dion McBay as vice president, sales, effective Feb. 25.  McBay succeeds Rick Kraus, who has transitioned to a new role as national sales director, Integrated Farms and... more »

Spotted lanternfly treatment solution introduced by Arborjet

Arborjet Inc., a tree and plant health care company, said it has developed a "proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the spotted lanternfly." According to the USDA, this invasive pest  "could be the... more »

Zack Moye to lead Marrone Bio’s Southeastern U.S. sales effort

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread and... more »

Matt Helms named vice president of marketing at NewLeaf Symbiotics

Matt Helms has been hired as the new vice president of marketing at NewLeaf Symbiotics, a company dedicated to sustainable agriculture and singularly focused on naturally occurring microbes known as M-trophs. Helms brings more than... more »

Nursery production system gets help through USDA funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation and safeguard the nursery production system. USDA... more »


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