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

UC Davis to research lettuce genetic resistance to downy mildew

The Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has awarded Richard Michelmore, professor and director of the UC Davis Genome Center, its firs... more »

Mark Ripato to head Agribusiness division for Wilbur-Ellis

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a recognized leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, seed and nutritional products, as well as precision agricu... more »

Continuing education credits part of California webinar series

Continuing education credits required by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will now be available from UC Cooperative Extension by part... more »

New formulation, packing facility by Certis USA in California

Certis USA has completed construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin formulation and packaging facility located in its factory in Wasco, Californi... more »

Inscalis insecticide from BASF receives EPA registration

BASF received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its Inscalis insecticide. The new insecticide controls piercing-sucking... more »

Grantham to direct Northeastern IPM Center

A new leader has joined an organization that helps the Northeast deal with pests in a holistic way. Deborah Grantham started her tenure as directo... more »

DOJ request on pesticide case credited by agriculture secretary

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Sept. 24 praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case... more »

Vestaron appoints Ben Cicora as SVP sales and marketing

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from... more »

Fall Capitol Hill Day conducted by biological products group

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC... more »

Aguilera Certis USA names regional manager-northern California

Certis USA has named Taylor Smith Aguilera as Regional Manager-Northern California. Aguilera handles product sales for the company’s biopesticide pr... more »


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