Crop Protection

Ampersand adjuvant approved for use with fungicides in California

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, announced Aug. 5 that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use... more »

Esendo Fungicide is AgBiome’s next product set for EPA for review

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Aug. 10 the submission of Esendo Fungicide, its next product, to the EPA for review. Pending EPA registration, Esendo Fungicide will be the first... more »

Gowan takes Isagro S.P.A private and begins integration into Gowan

Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan Co. announced Aug. 9 the finalization of the purchase of Isagro S.p.A. Isagro is now a privately owned company controlled by Gowan. In the coming months, Gowan will integrate the Isagro business.... more »

Distribution pact announced by Vive Crop Protection with Helena Agri-Enterprises

Vive Crop Protection recently added Helena Agri-Enterprises to its distribution network as part of Vive’s growth strategy throughout the United States. Dan Bihlmeyer, VP Global Sales at Vive Crop Protection says, “Adding the breadth and... more »

Claudia Oceguera named chief administrative officer for Certis Biologicals

Certis Biologicals announced Aug. 3 the appointment of Claudia Oceguera as chief administrative officer. Oceguera joins the Columbia, Maryland-based headquarters and leadership team and will oversee the company’s global financial management, planning and administration, human... more »

US bio-based products industry impact pegged by USDA

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson on July 29, the 10th anniversary of the creation of the USDA’s Certified Biobased Product Label, unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry.... more »

Spotted cucumber beetle management urged in Illinois

There seems to be a larger number of striped and spotted cucumber beetles this year in Illinois compared to previous years. It is important to control these beetles as they transmit the pathogen that causes... more »

What’s the best method to scare birds from sweet corn?

Scaring birds out of sweet corn and other crops is not new, based on the centuries-old placement of scarecrows dressed in old clothes (oftentimes filled with straw) in fields. However, there are many newer methods... more »

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