Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more
Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more
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Currently it has been confirmed in eleven counties in central and southern Pennsylvania with an unconfirmed report on cucumber in western Pennsylvania... more »
Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin p... more »
BioSafe Systems has released a new formulation of AzaGuard Insecticide/Nematicide.
A common inert used in emulsified concentrates was recently put ... more »
Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »
Downy mildew has been reported in Essex County in Ontario, Canada, putting the pathogen within easy striking distance of Michigan’s cucurbit crops. ... more »
HELM Agro US has hired John Bruce as sales manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory.
This new sal... more »
The biopesticide company Certis USA has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Butte, Montana-based LAM International. LAM International is a developer... more »
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Los Angeles County Agricultural C... more »
Downy mildew causes severe leaf blight on cucurbit crops, including cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin (Figure 1). Incited by the fungal-like pathog... more »
Bayer introduces Grow On, an initiative to provide growers with tools to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farming practices. Grow On pr... more »