Crop Protection

Watermelon crop update in Florida includes gummy stem blight warning

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension agents have issued an alert for watermelon farmers in the Suwannee Valley region about a potentially dangerous disease that could impact their crop. Reports... more »

New commercial leaders for Crop Science Division announced by Bayer

Bayer announced May 18 that Brett Begemann, chief operating officer, Crop Science, will retire from his role after 38 years with the company. Rodrigo Santos, currently head of crop science commercial operations, Latin America, will... more »

New territory manager in California added by Bee Vectoring Technologies

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced May 18 that Michael Emrick has joined the company as territory manager for California. Emrick brings extensive agricultural experience and important crop and pest control certifications, which position him... more »

Corteva Agriscience and Bejo sign agreement on genome editing

Dutch vegetable seed breeder Bejo has entered into a non-exclusive research and commercial license agreement with global agriculture company Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a U.S.-based biomedical and genomic research center. Through the... more »

Current Issues for Pennsylvania vegetable, berry crops pinpointed

After some significant rains this past week, it has been unseasonably cold across much of the state and especially in the northwest where there have been multiple freeze events over the past few weeks. In... more »

Controlling interest of Isagro to be purchased by Gowan Co.

Gowan Co. announced May 14 the close of the agreement to purchase all the capital of Piemme S.r.l. from Giorgio Basile and other shareholders, representing 99.9% of the corporate capital in Piemme. Piemme S.r.l. is... more »

Onion weed control during cold weather requires attention to detail

Onion weed control always requires attention and effort, but in cool and dry years, it can be even tougher to keep fields clean. Wide temperature fluctuations and dry weather in the last couple of weeks... more »

Inc. Magazine’s 2021 Best Places to Work lists AgBiome

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced the company has been recognized by Inc Magazine as a Best Place to Work for 2021. Hitting newsstands May 18 in the May/June 2021... more »

Current Issue

Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

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