Crop Protection

Novozymes, Anuvia Plant Nutrients bring bio-based nutrients to commercial ag

Novozymes, a biological solutions company, and Anuvia Plant Nutrients,  a plant nutrient firm, announced Oct. 6 that they have joined forces to develop a range of combined biotechnologies that will reduce the need for synthetic... more »

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

There are more than 300 species of pythium. Many don’t harm plants, but many do, and cucurbits are particularly susceptible. New research at Clemson University has identified some of the pythium species that most commonly... more »

Herbicide shortage has growers eying Ampersand, Accomplice adjuvant

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, joins growers and distributors in the ag community on one of its biggest challenges in the last 50 years: a major shortage... more »

Grants target major threats of pests, weeds to Virginia agriculture

A pair of grants awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to  Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension will help tackle two of agriculture’s greatest threats: pests and weeds. A one-year, $210,000 grant will support... more »

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus hits Salinas lettuce

As one of the largest producers of leafy greens, the Salinas Valley is well known for its reputation as the salad bowl of the world. But as the state tackled a global pandemic this past... more »

Grant focused on integrated pest management set in Tennessee

“It’s pest management the right way,” said Heather Kelly, plant pathologist at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, “With integrated pest management, we are managing pests with more than one tool, only when you... more »

Protocols set to fight disease, including bacterial wilt of tomato, eggplant

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced Sept. 27 that it will conduct annual certification visits in peak harvesting time to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings to the United States... more »

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases.... more »

Current Issue

Old Dominion Organic Farms has tobacco history, organic is the future

Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species

Small grower goes big in sustainable packaging effort

Getting started with greenhouse tomatoes is EXPO topic

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

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Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

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