Pest Control

Ag products, services fuel record Syngenta sales

Syngenta Group is crediting demand for advanced agricultural products and services for the company’s record sales. In FY 2022, Syngenta Group sales were $33.4 billion, a growth of $5.2 billion, and up 19% from the... more »

Biobest names biopesticides business development director

Biobest Group, a biological control and pollination products provider, has appointed Lara Ramaekers to the new role of business development director of biopesticides. Ramaekers was global biocontrol portfolio lead... more »

North American strawberry conference sees high turnout

This year’s gathering of strawberry industry professionals attending the North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) and North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) annual meeting was successful and mostly finished ahead of the “atmospheric river” of torrential... more »

ProducePay makes Fast Company’s list of innovators

ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »

Rodenticide group seeks to minimize EPA restrictions

Almost 2,200 comments and documents have been submitted in response to an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would limit the use of rodenticides, and who can apply them in orchards and other agricultural areas. A... more »

Richard Smith retires after 37 years with University of California Extension

For four decades, when a new plant disease infected fields of lettuce or a new regulation was issued for agriculture, vegetable farmers across the state turned to Richard Smith for answers. Smith, the University of... more »

Onion thrips management with plastic mulches

Plastic mulches are used in agriculture fields for a variety of reasons, including increased weed control and soil moisture retention when compared to bare soil. However, selecting the correct color of mulch is important. For... more »

BioSafe celebrates 25th anniversary

Agricultural biologicals provider BioSafe Systems is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The BioSafe brand is built on “a creative and collaborative effort to change mindsets about sustainable chemistry’s successful work in the field,” according to a... more »

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