Crop Protection

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

UCANR to host nematode workshop  

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is offering a workshop focused on nematodes. The workshop is scheduled for March 26 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. The event is designed to provide... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

Researcher study conditions triggering weed emergence

University of Idaho researchers are using newly acquired equipment to study when temperatures are ideal to kick off the growing cycle of different weeds. The goal is to determine the best time to apply herbicides,... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors industry experts

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, Michigan, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family... more »

EPA approves new Vestaron bioinsecticide

Vestaron Corp. has received approval for indoor/greenhouse use from the EPA for its second novel-acting peptide-based insecticide, BASIN. This approval marks a milestone in Vestaron's mission to revolutionize the agricultural crop protection industry by creating... more »

New EPA office focuses on agriculture, rural issues

The EPA is establishing an office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is designed to improve "environmental stewardship and economic opportunity for America’s farmers and... more »

Weather, geopolitics influence fertilizer markets

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

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