Crop Protection

Commercial team adds four strategic hires at AgBiome

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina-based AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced June 3 the addition of four new team members to AgBiome’s commercial team. AgBiome’s commercial team is focused on... more »

A new strawberry disease tracked in the Midwest

A new strawberry disease has been found in Indiana and researchers are looking for samples from neighboring states to determine the extent of the problem. Figure 1. A leaf spot caused... more »

10 useful rules for fungicide applications

This is the time of year when vegetable growers may start to apply fungicides. Below I list 10 rules that will help vegetable growers apply fungicides effectively and safely. Apply fungicides prior to the development... more »

Certis rebrand cements biologicals status, marks 20 years in operation

Against the backdrop of 20 successful years as Certis USA, the Columbia, Maryland-based company announced June 2 a brand change to Certis Biologicals. The new brand acknowledges the importance of biological-based crop inputs to farmers... more »

Bayer 2021 Grants4Ag awards go to researchers of crop protection

Twenty-four proposals, designed to accelerate precision agriculture, reduce chemicals to enhance soil health or fight pests to preserve biodiversity, make up this year’s Bayer Grants4Ag winners. The successful researchers will receive grants (ranging from 5,000... more »

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

A field of watermelons can produce a more than a 25% higher yield under an integrated pest management (IPM) program than a program of a soil-drench insecticide at planting, followed by a sequence of foliar... more »

Southern bacterial wilt causing problem in Louisiana vegetables

Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops such as tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease is called... more »

University of Florida helps watermelon industry nip disease in the bud

And as consumers around the nation enjoy slice after slice of cool watermelon this summer, they can thank a dedicated network of Florida growers and University of Florida scientists for this refreshing warm weather treat.... more »

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Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

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New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

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