Crop Protection

NCSU researchers study strawberry clipper effects on yield

During 2016, our laboratory completed a three year project tracking the occurrence and impact of strawberry clipper weevil in annual, plasticuture strawberry fields. Our results have recently been published, and we would like to share them... more »

Belchim takes majority stake in Engage Agro

Belchim Crop Protection, in its capacity as a current shareholder, has acquired a controlling majority stake of 60 percent in Engage Agro. The transaction will allow Belchim to work with growers across Canada and suppliers... more »

Agriculture gets an aerodynamic boost

Hitting your target – and only your target – is a top priority when spraying pesticides from an airplane. And the use of a small object could be a big help in making sure that... more »

Winter melons: A new crop for Michigan growers

Winter melon or Chinese wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) is used extensively in Southeast Asian cuisine. It is used in soups and stir fries of various kinds from India through China. It can also be stored... more »

Certis USA introduces bionutrient product line

Certis USA introduces a bionutrient product line based on AgSil potassium silicate technology. AgSil products provide plants with silicon, according to the company. Manufactured by PQ Corporation, the bionutrient products AgSil 16H, AgSil 21 and... more »

Michigan trials spotlight carrot foliar diseases

Michigan is ranked second in the U.S. for the production of carrots, grown on 1,600 acres in 2014 with a value of $7.7 million. Michigan carrot growers rely on fungicides for disease management, creating a... more »

USDA awards $9.4M for pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made... more »

Arysta Lifescience seals alliance with Beem Biologics

As part of its recently announced strategy to become a leader in high-value, high-growth specialty market segments in the crop protection industry, Arysta LifeScience has placed biosolutions at the center of its focus. Executing on... more »

Current Issue

J&J builds Florida vegetable operation on former citrus site

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

Farmers eye long-term planning, both for farm and themselves

CPS continues to fund research into listeria

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

Farm Market column: Consumer disruption puts focus on retailers’ actions

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

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