Crop Protection

USDA Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative promotes industry improvements

Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector. The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s... more »

Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts. Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist... more »

House committee investigates EPA’s Chlorpyrifos decision

In the wake of a federal appeals court decision that ruled the Environmental Protection Agency erred in banning the pesticide chlorpyrifos, House Committee on Oversight of Accountability Chairman James Comer continues to investigate the decision.... more »

Stop the Rot project

Growers to learn about combatting onion disease at Great Lakes EXPO 2023 Growers know the importance and delicacy of controlling onion rot and disease. Proper management such as effective irrigation, avoiding injury to the crop... more »

Northeast SARE grants focus on sustainability

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

Bioengineering company partners with biocontrol maker

Renaissance BioScience, a leader in bioengineering microbes for the global agriculture and food industries,  has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Certis Belchim, a global leader in developing biocontrol agents that combat agricultural pests.... more »

Registration opens for SE Regional growers conference

Registration is open for the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The event, scheduled for Jan. 11-14 in Savannah, Georgia, is marketed as the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern U.S. that... more »

USDA offers more than $3 billion for 2022 specialty crop damage

The USDA will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers affected by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)... more »

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