Disease Control

EPA approves AgBiome’s Esendo fungicide

Esendo fungicide is the newest in AgBiome’s lineup of microbial-based solutions and the first of its proprietary Connate portfolio to receive approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. AgBiome Inc., a leader in developing innovative products... more »

Syngenta recognizes award finalist biofungicide Quilliabrium

Botanical Solution Inc., innovator of sustainable, consistent and cost-effective advanced botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, has been named a finalist in the Crop Science Award for Best Industry Collaboration with distribution partner Syngenta.... more »

UF releases first Hurricane Ian damage estimates

Hurricane Ian’s winds and rains caused a $1.56 billion hit to more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including vegetables and melons, according to initial estimates from University of Florida (UF) Institute of... more »

UF scientists investigating ways to control tomato diseases

With diseases such as bacterial spot threatening tomatoes, researchers with University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) are using a $5.8 million federal grant to study how to mitigate the disease.... more »

Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Apple-picking time and the Jonathans are dropping

It’s apple picking time! Mid-August as I write this. It had been a few days since I last checked the crop and behold! Jonathans were dropping. This means all of the preparatory projects have to... more »

Raspberry, blackberry conference returns to in-person event

The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) will be gathering in person for their annual meeting and conference in 2023 after two years of virtual events. The conference, Jan. 22-24, will be in Tampa,... more »

Late blight monitoring, cautionary practices encouraged in Midwest

Several cases of late blight have been confirmed in Michigan in recent weeks, and researchers in the Midwest are suggesting preventative measures and close monitoring. An example of Phytophthora infestans (late... more »

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ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

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