Disease Control

Processing squash makes phytophthora a big threat

Squash grown for processing is in contact with the ground for a long time. “Processing squash has a longer time in the field than other cucurbits because of its longer time to maturity,” said Mary... more »

Susceptibility factors in the fungal infections of ripe tomatoes viewed

Each year, roughly 25% of the fruits and veggies produced across the globe are lost due to fungal diseases. In fleshy fruits, like tomatoes, this issue is more pronounced, especially as they ripen. Researchers from... more »

Label expansion means more crops to benefit from  Asperello T34 

The biofungicide Asperello  T34 Biocontrol has been granted label expansion in the US to cover an array of field-grown and protected crops. “Growers from across the U.S. had waited patiently for this,” Veronica Cervantes, Biobest... more »

Timorex Act organic biofungicide is now registered throughout Mexico

STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, announces that Timorex Act organic biofungicide is now registered throughout Mexico, with Syngenta as the exclusive distributor. According... more »

Additional crop registrations OK’d for BASF’s Cevya fungicide

Cevya fungicide recently received EPA registration on additional crop groups including berries, cucurbits and bulb, fruiting and root vegetables. Cevya fungicide previously received EPA registration on stone and pome fruit, grapes, and tree nuts. Cevya... more »

Biotalys has biocontrol for growers to combat major disease

Biotalys, a transformative food and crop protection company, announced Jan. 21 that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca, to the EPA in the United States for approval. Pending EPA registration, this biocontrol will... more »

AgTech company launches non-toxic, pathogen-eliminating solutions

Terra Vera, an agricultural technology company, announced its launch Jan. 13, offering solutions to replace conventional pesticides and increase product safety and consumer confidence within the agriculture industry. According to a news release, using patented... more »

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

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