Pest Control

Biocontrol technology to be released by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien Ag Solutions is planning to release new biocontrol technology designed to help growers improve yields. Nutrien Ag Solutions has acquired Suncor Energy’s AgroScience assets that offers proprietary biocontrol technologies through its Loveland Products business.... more »

Public hearings scheduled by California Department of Pesticide Regulation

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will host three public hearings in July to review the proposed statewide notification system for restricted material pesticide applications. The hearings are designed to give the public advance... more »

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Controlling insects and weeds that spread viruses and can devastate crops is a big challenge for Nature’s Reward. Formerly known as Steinbeck Country Produce, the Huntington family’s longtime growing operation employs biological products to protect... more »

Study: costs, returns of growing California organic strawberries

University of California researchers have released a study that can help growers and others estimate the costs and potential returns for growing organic strawberries on the state's Central Coast. The study was recently released by... more »

New tools take aim at controlling strawberry pests

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

New farm manager at MSU plant pathology, entomology centers

A new farm manager has been named to supervise the Michigan State University Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch... more »

Wilbur-Ellis hosts FFA tour, showcases future ag investments

A group of more than 50 members of the California FFA learned about career opportunities in food production and agriculture through a tour of Wilbur-Ellis' Woodland South, California, operations. The “Day in the Life” tour... more »

Vestaron’s bioinsecticide obtains approval in Italy

Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations of tomato leafminer (Tuta absoluta) — a pest that has been known... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

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