Crop Protection

Coalition urges Congress not to cut crop insurance

A coalition of 49 groups representing farm interests, equipment manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, credit lenders and other entities is urging Congressional leadership to not cut crop insurance or other farm programs through the omnibus appropriations... more »

Weed control in cool-season vegetables

Weed control in cool-season vegetables can be quite challenging. However, there are a number of practices that provide growers with certain advantages: Short-season crops such as lettuce and spinach that allow for rapid turnover of... more »

Dow AgroSciences comments on sulfoxaflor cancellation

On Nov, 12, EPA issued a cancellation order for sulfoxaflor-containing products, in response to a Sept. 10 Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling “vacating” product registrations. The following is Dow AgroSciences’ comment on that action. As... more »

New worker protection rules impact farm, greenhouse workers

Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production will have to implement additional safeguards for their pesticide handlers and agricultural workers under a revision to the Worker Protection Standard.... more »

Plan now for winter storage of pesticides

For farmers, the busiest time of the year is the fall. Adding something else seems to be intolerable, for those farms that have extra pesticides winter storage needs to be added to the long chore... more »

Extension manual shows herbicide applicators how to clean equipment

Experts from Purdue Extension have compiled a manual detailing steps to ensure that herbicide residue does not linger on emptied application equipment and damage crops. When applicator equipment isn't cleaned correctly before herbicides are switched,... more »

Helicovex granted U.S. registration

Andermatt Biocontrol AG has received U.S registration of its biopesticide Helicovex, a Helicoverpa armigera nucleopolyhedrovirus (HearNPV). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted registration of Helicovex to control Helicoverpa ssp., which includes: Corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea),... more »

Syngenta plant biotech pioneer honored by USDA

Mary-Dell Chilton, a distinguished science fellow at Syngenta, was honored as an inductee into the USDA Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C. with USDA secretary Tom Vilsack presiding. Established in September 2000, the USDA Hall... more »


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