Crop Protection

Insect control plan boosts greenhouse IPM

A control plan is key to managing insect pests in the greenhouse. “You plan ahead for something that could happen so you’re ready to go if something does happen,” said Luis Canas, associate prof... more

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on l... more

New fungicide ready for leafy greens producers

Leafy greens growers now have an option to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. Aviv, now registered in California, is the first c... more »

Researchers at MSU most highly recognized, report says

Seven Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leade... more »

Pesticide use in Georgia improved with grower training

A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georg... more »

New insecticide ready to control piercing, sucking pests

PQZ insecticide from Nichino America Inc. has been granted a U.S. EPA label expansion for food crop use, the company announced today. PQZ is a new ins... more »

IRAC approves mode of action for Vestaron’s SPEAR bioinsecticide

Vestaron Corporation recently announced approval by the Insect Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) for a new “nerve and muscular” mode-of-action c... more »

Rango hits market as broad-spectrum crop protection product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration of Terramera's broad-spectrum agricultural insect, fungal disease and mite control ... more »

Growers report good results with Vestaron product

In July, Vestaron launched its first product, Spear-T. Spear-T controls all four major greenhouse pests, thrips, whiteflies, aphids and two-spotted sp... more »

Suggested restrictions on chlorpyrifos issued in California

In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim rest... more »

Crop adviser conference set for December at Purdue

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest manag... more »

Texas A&M Extension shares information on biopesticides

Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as corn earworm and cotton bollw... more »


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