Crop Protection

Insect control plan boosts greenhouse IPM

A control plan is key to managing insect pests in the greenhouse. “You plan ahead for something that could happen so you’re ready to go if something does happen,” said Luis Canas, associate prof... more

FarmWise unveils autonomous vegetable weeder

Agriculture technology startup FarmWise has unveiled an autonomous vegetable weeder it says can help growers reduce their herbicide use as well as reliance on l... more

EPA OKs SPEAR-LEP bioinsecticide for use on outdoor crops

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron has received approval from the EPA of its Spear-Lep bioinsecticide for control of lepidopterans in high-value field... more »

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini, and pumpkins and presents major challenges for gardeners and smaller-scal... more »

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its A... more »

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies remain cloudy, be on the lookout for late blight and Botrytis gray mold in... more »

Research set to protect onions, grapes from pests and diseases

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating... more »

Michigan growers to be surveyed about chemical practices

A sample of vegetable growers across Michigan will soon be contacted by the USDA NASS Great Lakes Region to participate in a set of surveys focusing o... more »

Recon 4 fungicide for oomycete disease introduced by Atticus

Atticus introduces ReCon 4 F, a fungicide that attacks soil-borne diseases and offers outstanding preventative protection against oomycete diseases.... more »

HELM launches line of Fearless-brand herbicides

HELM Agro US has received EPA label for two acetochlor-based weed control tools for corn. “Fearless and Fearless Xtra deliver powerful pre-plant,... more »

Onion researchers earn $3.25 million grant to control pests

A multi-disciplinary team of pest and disease management researchers has earned a highly competitive federal research grant of $3.25 million to ca... more »

Israel connection made for AgBiome’s Howler product

AgBiome Innovations and Luxembourg Industries Ltd. announced a joint registration, development and commercialization intent for Howler fungicide in th... more »


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