Crop Protection

Pesticide use in Georgia improved with grower training

A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. The educational training system, called “Using Pesticides Wisely,” was created by University... more »

New insecticide ready to control piercing, sucking pests

PQZ insecticide from Nichino America Inc. has been granted a U.S. EPA label expansion for food crop use, the company announced today. PQZ is a new insecticide for control of piercing and sucking insect pests... more »

IRAC approves mode of action for Vestaron’s SPEAR bioinsecticide

Vestaron Corporation recently announced approval by the Insect Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) for a new “nerve and muscular” mode-of-action code for its SPEAR bioinsecticide. The Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron is a bioinsecticides company initially focused on... more »

Rango hits market as broad-spectrum crop protection product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration of Terramera's broad-spectrum agricultural insect, fungal disease and mite control product Rango, which commercially launched Nov. 20. Rango contains highly effective, plant-based active ingredients built into a... more »

Growers report good results with Vestaron product

In July, Vestaron launched its first product, Spear-T. Spear-T controls all four major greenhouse pests, thrips, whiteflies, aphids and two-spotted spider mites, as efficiently as synthetic pesticides, with the safety and sustainability of biologicals. Spear-T... more »

Suggested restrictions on chlorpyrifos issued in California

In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The new measures will provide increased protections from... more »

Crop adviser conference set for December at Purdue

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest management, and soil and water conservation during the 2018 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference. The conference,... more »

Texas A&M Extension shares information on biopesticides

Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as corn earworm and cotton bollworm, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Amarillo. A producer’s... more »


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