Crop Protection

Some tips to control fungal leaf blights of carrot

Powdery mildew, alternaria and cercospora are three important fungal foliar pathogens that can cause early defoliation in carrots, thus reducing yields and making harvest difficult. Each pathogen produces distinct symptoms. Powdery mildew causes characteristic white, powdery lesions on... more »

Chlorpyrifos use on food crops banned by EPA

The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. In a final rule released Aug. 18, EPA is... more »

Vestaron adds Papadellis as board chair

Former President and Chief Executive Officer Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., Randy C. Papadellis has been named as Chairperson of the Vestaron Board of Directors. As Vestaron’s mission is to lead a peptide-based revolution in crop... more »

‘Crop Protection Solution of the Year’ Award goes to Vive Crop Protection

Vive Crop Protection announced Aug. 18 that it has been selected as winner of the “Crop Protection Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards. These awards are conducted by AgTech Breakthrough,... more »

Plant cell walls strengthened with CrabLife Powder, research shows

New research conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service demonstrated conclusively that application of CrabLife Powder to the roots of lettuce and tomato elicited expression of growth and defense-related genes, including those responsible for strengthening... more »

Ampersand adjuvant approved for use with fungicides in California

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, announced Aug. 5 that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use... more »

Esendo Fungicide is AgBiome’s next product set for EPA for review

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Aug. 10 the submission of Esendo Fungicide, its next product, to the EPA for review. Pending EPA registration, Esendo Fungicide will be the first... more »

Gowan takes Isagro S.P.A private and begins integration into Gowan

Yuma, Arizona-based Gowan Co. announced Aug. 9 the finalization of the purchase of Isagro S.p.A. Isagro is now a privately owned company controlled by Gowan. In the coming months, Gowan will integrate the Isagro business.... more »

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