Crop Protection

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more

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UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives ... more »

BASF to acquire Bayer’s crop science unit

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these asse... more »

Willowood USA hires Western region account manager

Broomfield, Colorado-based Willowood USA has hired Asen Asparuhov to serve as a Western Region Account Manager. Asparuhov started his new role... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fu... more »

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the... more »

Fall is perfect time to control problem perennial weeds

Many vegetable fields have at least one area with a problem perennial weed. Typical herbaceous perennials are yellow nutsedge, quackgrass, pokewee... more »

Marrone Bio’s Venerate XC bioinsecticide available in New York

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treat... more »

Valent U.S.A. launches Sustainable Solutions Business Unit

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. has launched its Sustainable Solutions Business Unit, a new division within the company that is dedicate... more »

FMC gets OK to close Dupont Crop Protection purchase

FMC Corp. received approval Sept. 21 from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont... more »

Harvanta 50SL gives growers option for insect control

Summit Agro USA's Harvanta 50SL insecticide has received EPA approval and is now available to U.S. vegetable growers for use on fruiting vegetables, c... more »


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