Disease Control

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 »

Fusarium wilt of lettuce study under way in Arizona

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona. "We are collecting samples from 50 locations... more »

Syngenta to introduce its first commercial ToBRFV resistant tomato variety

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced Nov. 30 the launch of its first commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant variety, available in early 2021. The new variety will be released in areas where growers face... more »

Limited ToBRFV testing options now available for tomato seeds

At the request of USDA-APHIS and the American Seed Trade Association to assist in helping to alleviate current testing backlogs, the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab (TPDDL) at Texas A&M University (a National Plant Diagnostic... more »

NC State teams up with SAS, Microsoft to predict plant disease

North Carolina State, led by the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), has teamed up with technology leaders SAS and Microsoft to tackle the complex challenges facing agriculture. Several NC State research teams will... more »

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