Crop Protection

Certis rebrand cements biologicals status, marks 20 years in operation

Against the backdrop of 20 successful years as Certis USA, the Columbia, Maryland-based company announced June 2 a brand change to Certis Biologicals. The new brand acknowledges the importance of biological-based crop inputs to farmers... more »

Bayer 2021 Grants4Ag awards go to researchers of crop protection

Twenty-four proposals, designed to accelerate precision agriculture, reduce chemicals to enhance soil health or fight pests to preserve biodiversity, make up this year’s Bayer Grants4Ag winners. The successful researchers will receive grants (ranging from 5,000... more »

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

A field of watermelons can produce a more than a 25% higher yield under an integrated pest management (IPM) program than a program of a soil-drench insecticide at planting, followed by a sequence of foliar... more »

Southern bacterial wilt causing problem in Louisiana vegetables

Weeks of wet weather in Louisiana has led to damage from one of the most serious diseases of crops such as tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said the disease is called... more »

University of Florida helps watermelon industry nip disease in the bud

And as consumers around the nation enjoy slice after slice of cool watermelon this summer, they can thank a dedicated network of Florida growers and University of Florida scientists for this refreshing warm weather treat.... more »

Watch for thrips and mites in vegetables

The hotter temperatures we have had have caused thrips and to a lesser extent two spotted spider mite, TSSM (Tetranychus urticae) populations to rapidly increase in some vegetable fields in Maryland. These pests feed by... more »

New, ‘broad’ type of resistance against insects found in plants

Researchers at Wageningen University & Research and KeyGene in the Netherlands and Umeå University in Sweden have discovered that a resistance gene in thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) that is active against the green peach aphid... more »

Identifying and controlling botrytis in greenhouse tomato production

Botrytis, or gray mold, caused by the fungus, Botrytis cinerea, can cause significant losses in high tunnel and greenhouse tomato production if not controlled properly. The pathogen can rapidly spread during periods when structures are... more »

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