Pest Control

Syngenta, Lavie Bio to develop pest-fighting biologicals

Syngenta Crop Protection and ag-biologicals company Lavie Bio Ltd. are partnering on the discovery and development of biological insecticidal solutions. The collaboration will leverage Lavie Bio's unique technology platform to rapidly identify and optimize bioinsecticide... more »

Insecticide okayed for emergency use in Greece against tomato leafminer

Vestaron Corp. has been granted emergency authorization to provide farmers in Greece with an insecticide targeting infestations of tomato leafminer. The development marks a commercial milestone that could lead to the product’s first sales in... more »

U.S. Syngenta site recognized by EPA for decarbonization

Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading global agriculture technology companies, has announced its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has been recognized as a top user of green power by the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

USDA releases report on pesticide residues

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Growers voting on continuing Georgia Vegetable Commission

Georgia vegetable growers are voting on whether to continue the Georgia Vegetable Commission marketing order. Voting began Feb. 1 and continues through March 2, according to a news release. The marketing order allows assessment of... more »

Kroger’s new supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

Specialty crops sector investments touted

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in programs designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry, including promoting exports and funding a maximum residue limits (MRL) database. The launch of the Assisting Specialty... more »

Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

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