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

Pumpkin management in the final stretch

You are in the final stretch of the pumpkin season in Michigan. Vines are dying down and cutting has begun. It is at this point you discover just how ... more »

California quarantines invasive fruit fly

California officials have placed parts of Sacramento and Yolo Counties under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of 15 flies... more »

Consensus elusive on how big ag company mergers will affect growers

The last 12 months have brought a wave of mergers among heavyweight agriculture companies. Industry groups, analysts and economists have differing for... more »

Ken Korth appointed head of University of Arkansas entomology, pathology

Ken Korth, has been hired to lead a new University of Arkansas department that combines the disciplines of Entomology and Plant Pathology. One ... more »

Take steps to get to the root of weed control failures

Controlling weeds is one of the most challenging parts of vegetable production. It is especially frustrating when the time and money you invest do not... more »

Potato late blight confirmed in Michigan’s Monroe County

Potato late blight has been reported in Michigan’s Monroe County.Late blight was confirmed by Michigan State University Diagnostic Services, a... more »

Chlorpyrifos pesticide ban ordered by appeals court

An EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos – an action that will rock the agriculture industry – has been ordered by U.S. Ninth Circu... more »

Jury awards cancer patient $289M in Monsanto case

A San Francisco jury on Friday handed down a $289 million judgment to a former school groundskeeper who had sued Monsanto, national media reported. ... more »

WSU research to protect onions from pests, pathogens honored

With a market value of nearly a billion dollars, onions are the fifth most valuable vegetable produced in the U.S. But some farmers have been ab... more »

Industry veteran Mike Krull joins Nufarm portfolio solutions

Crop protection products manufacturer Nufarm has hired Mike Krull as its North America lead for portfolio solutions. His job responsibilities inclu... more »

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