Crop Protection

Fastac CS insecticide receives EPA registration

BASF’s new Fastac CS insecticide formulation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use in more than 150 crops, including corn, soybeans, leafy vegetables, and tree nuts. Fastac CS insecticide is labeled for control... more »

Wicked weeds may be agricultural angels

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of Cornell agricultural scientists: Let nature be nature – to a degree. “Managing crop pests without... more »

Marrone receives California approval for MAJESTENE

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has approved Marrone Bio Innovations' (MBI) bionematicide, MAJESTENE. The bionematicide is a broad spectrum, high performance natural bionematicide to manage nematode (roundworm) populations and increase yields in a... more »

Orchard spray oil receives OMRI listed seal

Orchex 796 Orchard Spray Oil from Calument Lubricants is now an OMRI Listed product. The listing entitles Orchex 796 to feature the OMRI Listed Seal, identifying the product as having passed OMRI’s technical review and as... more »

BioConsortia raises funds for multi-microbe ag products

BioConsortia has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth. Last week, BioConsortia closed an $8 million equity round of investment financed by existing investors, Khosla Ventures and Otter Capital, and earlier in... more »

Inocucor’s microbial crop accelerator approved for California

Inocucor Technologies' flagship microbial bio-stimulant for growers and greenhouse growers is now registered in California. Garden Solution will soon be renamed Synergro to better reflect its application as a sustainable farm input product that improves soil... more »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key fungicide options to horticulture growers in California,” said Bayer Product Manager Joel... more »

Broad mite infestations have growers considering biocontrols

Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse. Broad mites are very tiny and range in size from .1 mm to .3 mm... 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

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

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