Crop Protection

Beloukha, bio-based herbicide, approved for agricultural use

Belchim Crop Protection USA's (Belchim USA) Beloukha, a new biodegradable herbicide, has received approval for EPA registration, and has been submitted to all states for registration across the United States. Beloukha is a sunflower bio-based,... more »

Biodegradable mulch lessens labor pressure

Plastic mulch helps control weeds, conserve moisture and speed soil warmup – to name a few advantages – but biodegradable plastic mulch offers that and potentially even more. “Plastic mulch is a very common tool... more »

Green New Deal elements seen in agricultural industry

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Lektivar 40SC fungicide introduced by AgBiome Innovations

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome,  introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight and... more »

Look to a trap crop-cover crop mix as an IPM strategy

Vegetable farmers looking to curtail pesticide use may find alternative pest management strategies in the form of a trap crop/cover crop mix. Through a Southern Sustainable Agriculture... more »

Spear-LEP by Vestaron receives California registration approval

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, has received registration approval for California of its recently launched product... more »

Dion McBay joins Valent as vice president of sales

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dion McBay as vice president, sales, effective Feb. 25.  McBay succeeds Rick Kraus, who has transitioned to a new role as national sales director, Integrated Farms and... more »

Spotted lanternfly treatment solution introduced by Arborjet

Arborjet Inc., a tree and plant health care company, said it has developed a "proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the spotted lanternfly." According to the USDA, this invasive pest  "could be the... more »


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