Crop Protection

Impact of pesticides on residues studied as part of grant

Washington State University's Lav Khot will look to reduce reliance on broad spectrum pesticides that result in residues on food with an award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). “In... more »

New product approved for mosaic tomato plant virus

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved a novel new crop protectant, Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906. The new inoculant, branded PMV-01, is a mild form of the Pepino mosaic tomato plant... more »

Scientists fight for the pickle against downy mildew

With failed harvests, fewer growers are taking a chance on cucumbers. According to USDA records, pickling cucumber acreage declined nearly 25 percent between 2004 and 2015. Globally, downy mildew threatens fields as far flung as India,... 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 labor. The FarmWise machine drives over rows, detects weeds in the... more »

Grant, research target pesticide spray residue reduction on crops

Reducing the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that leave residues on food marks the focus of a new research project led by Lav Khot, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington... more »

Kemin Crop Technologies launches TetraCURB Organic

Kemin Crop Technologies, an initiative of Kemin Industries focused on providing innovative solutions for commercial growers, recently launched TetraCURB Organic, a new OMRI-Listed foliar spray miticide and repellent for use on all crops. TetraCURB Organic provides... more »

New fungicide ready for leafy greens producers

Leafy greens growers now have an option to protect against fungi, bacteria and soil-borne diseases. Aviv, now registered in California, is the first clear liquid non-staining bacillus formulation. The product is a new approach to... more »

Researchers at MSU most highly recognized, report says

Seven Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The highlighted researchers represent the renowned programs... more »


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