Pest Control

Robotics to help Oishii bring vertical farming advances

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

Leon Panetta to speak at Salinas Biological Summit

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will deliver the keynote address on food security and innovation at the Salinas Biological Summit. Panetta, chairman of the Panetta Institute of Public Policy, is scheduled to speak on the... more »

IFPA joins ag groups with dissent on EPA rule

The EPA’s final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectorants (PIPs) has drawn opposition from ag groups and researchers, including the International Fresh Produce Association. The EPA released the rule on May 25. PIPs are pesticidal substances... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

Precision Ag: It’s all about meeting the needs of each plant

Precision agriculture tools are moving crop management away from treating all plants or trees in a field or orchard the same, said Chris Myers, a former John Deere executive and an advisor to a venture... more »

Steam, chemicals offer weed and pathogen control options

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. A session during the March 7-10 North American Strawberry Symposium in San Luis Obispo, California, examined research into weed... more »

Pest, disease damage expected, harvest impacts uncertain

The seemingly unending flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. In March and continuing into April and later, torrential rains and multiple “atmospheric rivers” swept across the state,... more »

PA growers approve continuing vegetable marketing, research program

Keystone State growers have approved continuing the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program (PVMRP). Nearly 79% of the vegetable growers voting in the review referendum on the PVMRP voted “Yes” to continue the Program for... more »

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