Pest Control

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

UF/IFAS studies green beans pest

Scientists at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are working to identify and control a pest that harms green beans, peas and legumes grown in Florida. Bean flower thrips, known... more »

UNH adds Extension entomologist, IPM specialist

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension has added Amber Vinchesi-Vahl as an entomologist and IPM state specialist in the university’s food and agriculture team. Vinchesi-Vahl has spent the last several years as a vegetable crops... more »

USDA honors ARS research entomologist

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Nichino America announces management appointments

Nichino America Inc., which specializes in crop protection products for the specialty crop industry, has announced new appointments to the company. The Wilmington, Delaware, company manufactures and sells weed, insect and disease control products, as... more »

Biobest plans to acquire biopesticides manufacturer

Biobest, a global leader in biological control and pollination, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire BioWorks Inc., a Victor, New York, biopesticides manufacturer. The proposed acquisition will accelerate Biobest Group’s expansion into... more »

Meristem Crop Performance adds Midwest staff

Meristem Crop Performance has added two Indiana-based account managers. Cody Stevens of Pendleton, Indiana, and Jediah French of Leopold, Indiana, will market Meristem’s crop inputs to farmers in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. [caption id="attachment_31870" align="alignright"... more »

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