Crop Protection

Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot seen in Florida strawberries

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds 5 people to U.S. team

Five agricultural professionals recently joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection to support Vive's product offerings across the U.S. Vive welcomes: Sara Zinck as marketing director. Sara previously held marketing positions with Midwestern BioAg, Adama and... more »

Plant diseases targeted with $3M gift to Washington State University

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada boosted by Brandt

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. According to a news release, both... more »

Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report issued by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 15 issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2018. The Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program is administered by the FDA to ensure that FDA-regulated foods in... more »

Mastronardi completes fifth EFI certification

Mastronardi Produce (sold under the Sunset brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative. According to a news release, this certification marks a milestone for Mastronardi, making it one of just a handful of... more »

Bayer working on tomatoes ‘symptomless’ for ToBRFV virus

The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to... more »

Virtual Midwest Mechanical Field Day kicks off Sept. 11

Join The Land Connection, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Sam Hitchcock Tilton for the 4th Annual Midwest Mechanical Field Day. This year’s field day is going online to offer three opportunities to get out of the... more »


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