Crop Protection

How to identify white mold in tomato production

White mold, or timber rot, is caused by the soil-borne fungal pathogen, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The photo on right shows a high tunnel tomato plant with main stem infected by white mold. Over time the entire plant... more »

Report: California fruits and vegetables show low or no pesticide residues

A newly released Department of Pesticide Regulation report should ease concerns of California consumers unsure about pesticide residues in fresh fruits and vegetables. The 2019 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report shows that 96% of fresh-produce samples... more »

Belchim Crop Protection makes changes in management structure

In addition to his current role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Certis Europe, Mark Waltham is appointed to the position of CEO of Belchim Crop Protection, where his objective will be to ensure Belchim... more »

Preparing for pepper anthracnose is a serious issue in New Jersey

Pepper anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum spp. has become a significant problem on some farms in southern New Jersey. Unlike in tomato, where symptoms are only present in mature... more »

Changes that emphasize specialty crop business for Verdesian

Cary, North Carolina-based Verdesian Life Sciences recently announced organizational moves that further enhances the company’s commitment to providing the best nutrient use efficiency products and technologies to specialty crop growers. Jason Radfordhas accepted a new... more »

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 »

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