Crop Protection

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more

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New tool helps growers improve phosphorus dfficiency

A  nutrient use efficiency technology that increases the availability of phosphorus (P) for plant uptake by up to 45 percent has a new formulation th... more »

FMC completes transformative transactions with DuPont

FMC (NYSE: FMC) has completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31, 2017, ... more »

Marrone receives EPA approval for novel biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental a... more »

Gowan receives registration of Captiva Prime insecticide

Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan Company has received full state registration in the U.S. (excluding Alaska) and Puerto Rico for Captiva Prime, a natural re... more »

Pumpkin crop in good shape in Illinois

Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 Illinois pumpkin crop is looking good. In fact, one expert says, “Don’t hesitate to carve more than one th... more »

EPA issues regulatory action on dicamba

According to a report from The National Law Review, on Oct. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had reached a... more »

Predatory insect may help control whitefly

Scientists at the University of Florida have found an insect predator that may help greenhouse tomato growers manage populations of the sweet potato w... more »

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives ... more »

BASF to acquire Bayer’s crop science unit

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these asse... more »

Willowood USA hires Western region account manager

Broomfield, Colorado-based Willowood USA has hired Asen Asparuhov to serve as a Western Region Account Manager. Asparuhov started his new role... more »


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