Crop Protection

Biological pesticide by Vestaron available to growers in Mexico

Vestaron announced Nov. 16 that its bioinsecticide, SPEAR-Lep, has been approved as the newest biological pesticide available to growers in Mexico. The approval across international borders solidifies Vestaron’s commitment to empowering growers with novel, effective... more »

Two regional sales managers welcomed by Vive Crop Protection

Two agriculture sales professionals have recently joined the Vive Crop Protection commercial group. Robert Graham has taken over the South territory and Rob Vincent fills the newly created Upper Midwest territory. Robert Graham works from... more »

First biocontrol from Biotalys demonstrates efficacy for growers 

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Nov. 15 the strong performance of its first biofungicide Evoca for grapes and strawberries in independent efficacy field trials... more »

Bayer Crop Science division’s new president is Rodrigo Santos

The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG announced Nov. 9 it has appointed Rodrigo Santos to the company’s Board of Management and the position of president of the Crop Science division, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Santos... more »

Louisiana strawberries hit by crown rot disease

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

Naturally occurring peptides, the building blocks of plant and animal proteins, show some effectiveness for fighting plant disease in specialty crops. So says Mauricio Flores, an international consultant who spoke Sept. 1 at the Peptides... more »

2021 Crop Science Awards recognizes SPEAR-Lep

The Crop Science Forum & Awards 2021 recognizes excellence in the crop protection and production markets. The year 2021 marks the 14th installment of the annual event and this year Vestaron was awarded Best New... more »

IR-4: Curbing use of neonicotinoids may cause ‘great disruption’ to ag

The IR-4 project established by the USDA provides information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support use of neonics imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin in specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables and nuts; analysis concludes... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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