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

Sanitation, seed choice help control hydroponics pathogens

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to be grown in hydroponic greenhouses, but face different diseases than tomatoes grown in the open fie... more »

BASF completes acquisition of Bayer businesses, assets

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF’s crop protection,... more »

Protect onions against stemphylium leaf blight

Onion crops are affected by many different types of plant pathogens and must be protected. High relative humidity and frequent rainfall (or irrigation... more »

Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its boa... more »

California OKs fungicide’s new label for lettuce, other veggies

The EPA and California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) have approved a product label expansion for PH-D Fungicide for control of Septoria sp... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mil... more »

New field coordinator joins North Central Region IR-4

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctor... more »

Arysta sale to create fifth largest crop protection company

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fi... more »

Jacto changes approach to its sprayer distribution system

Jacto has made a change in its distribution approach for its tractor-mounted sprayers from a two-step distribution system supported by a West Coast do... more »

USDA: Products aren’t organic if treated with listed substance

In a joint letter, linked below, to all Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) licensees, the USDA Fair Trade Practices Program and National O... more »


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