Crop Protection

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

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

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

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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Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way ... more »

AMVAC completes significant product acquisitions

American Vanguard on June 6 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corp. (AMVAC) has completed the acquisition of three crop prote... more »

AgroFresh’s LandSpring technology receives EPA approval for expanded crops

AgroFresh Solutions, with its LandSpring product, has secured EPA approval for its use on 12 additional crops beyond tomatoes and peppers. T... more »

Fumigation a tool for Georgia watermelon farmers fighting fusarium wilt disease

Fusarium wilt is on the rise in Georgia watermelon fields. University of Georgia scientists are studying whether this fungal disease can be managed th... more »

More than $450,000 set for deer fencing on preserved farms

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced June 6 that the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has approved $456,122 in ... more »

Allium leafminer damage seen in Pennsylvania onions and garlic

Penn State University Extension has issued a spring update on the allium leafminer. The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae... more »

ManKocide registered for prevention of bacterial blight in carrots in three states

Idaho, Oregon and Washington departments of agriculture have granted 24c Special Local Need (SLN) registrations for the use of ManKocide fungicide/bac... more »

ASTA hosts meeting to discuss Palmer amaranth

On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a co... more »

US House rolls back pesticide restrictions

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 24 approved bipartisan legislation to eliminate "an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process ... more »

Duncan Family Farms employs falcons as bird abatement

Duncan Family Farms, a 100 percent organic grower specializing in baby lettuces and greens, kales, beets, chards and herbs, is using an innovative met... more »


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