Crop Protection

Cornell Extension: Late blight in northwest Pennsylvania

Late blight this month was found in Pennslyvania's Erie County, which borders of Ohio to the west, New York to the east and Lake Erie to the north. Late blight is a devastating airborne disease... more »

Ag inspectors bill gains momentum in Senate

Legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation’s ports of entry, was unanimously approved July 24 by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Agricultural inspectors are tasked with stopping harmful... more »

Organic research and training center launched in California

A Camarillo, California farm will be the site of a new organic research and training center developed by the Rodale Institute. The project is being funded by Ventura Seed Company, a hemp seed propagation and... more »

Organic farming in the FSMA era a topic for grower summit

The changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, and compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule will be the focus of an educational session at the Organic Grower Summit... more »

Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington

Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin. Testing done by University of Wisconsin-Madison showed late blight from a field sample from Wood County, associate professor and Extension specialist Amanda Gevens... more »

ADAMA adds aerial data imagery analysis service

Crop protection provider Adama US is offering a new service. Adama Eagle Eye offers an advanced analysis of aerial data and imagery that helps growers protect yields more efficiently through maps, statistics and other tools.... more »

Curtailment of pests, diseases pursued in Ontario

Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices. The $1.3... more »

Insecticide sulfoxaflor receives registration OK from EPA

EPA is registering new uses for the insecticide sulfoxaflor and restoring previously registered uses. The agency said in a news release this decision is backed by substantial data and ensures that when used according to... more »


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