Crop Protection

Merger agreement reached between Bioceres Crop Solutions, Marrone Bio

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced March 16 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, which... more »

New edition of pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators, aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

AgBiome hires leaders in technology, data and legal roles

AgBiome, developer of innovative products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has hired four strategic leaders across its organization. All appointed in recent weeks, these leaders bring significant experience in their respective fields and represent a... more »

Cinven buys Bayer’s Environmental Science Professional unit for $2.6B

Bayer and Cinven have entered into a definitive agreement regarding the sale of Bayer’s Environmental Science Professional business foMarch 10. “This divestment represents a very attractive purchase price and allows us to focus on our... more »

Protect strawberry flowers and fruit from frost injury

Recent frosts at the Cal Poly farm in San Luis Obispo, California, has brought frost injury in all its variety. According to the Compendium of Strawberry Diseases “frost injury is probably the most common non-pathogen... more »

Louisiana strawberries hit by new plant disease

A new disease called Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot caused by the Neopestalotiopsis fungus species has been detected on strawberries in Tangipahoa Parish. Louisiana State University AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said an aggressive form... more »

Pesticide Data Program webinar to be hosted by USDA

The USDA will host a webinar on March 15 at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET to provide an overview of the current Pesticide Data Program (PDP) with highlights of the 2020 PDP results, as... more »

Johnny’s connects with a phytopathologist, a basil grower and a breeder

Basil is a high-demand, high-value crop that consumers expect to be flawless on presentation. Growers need access to the best-performing, most disease-resistant basil varieties available, and as a committed partner in the success of our... more »

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