Crop Protection

Chlorpyrifos registrations to be canceled by California EPA

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said May 8 its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by canceling the pesticide’s registration. “California’s... more »

Invasive pests kept out of the country by state-of-the-art USDA facilities

Safeguarding our nation’s agriculture and natural resources against harmful plant pests is an awesome responsibility, one my agency – USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – takes very seriously. Thanks to our employees, cooperators,... more »

Vacancy on California’s curly top virus control program advisory board

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing four vacancies on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This Advisory Board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all... more »

‘No risks to public health’ from glyphosate, EPA says

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it "is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate." According to a news release, "As part of this action, EPA continues to... more »

UV light can kill fungi that causes powdery mildew

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Vestaron adds Daniel Peck as field development biologist

Daniel Peck, Ph.D., is the most recent team member to join Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo the week of April 15.... more »

OMEX Agrifluids adds sales reps to handle eastern US, Great Lakes regions

OMEX Agrifluids, a worldwide producer of liquid crop production inputs, has added two new members to its eastern U.S. sales team. Rock Klenk is the territory manager for the... more »

Renewed labels for onions and green onions in Michigan

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) have approved two labels for Michigan onion growers. Both labels are Special Local needs (24c) labels for the state of Michigan. Starane... more »


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