Disease Control

Michael Larose of BioSafe Systems dies

Michael Joseph Larose, of BioSafe Systems LLC, has died. Larose, 40, died on Sept. 21. He was the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe’s founding family. Born Sept. 28, 1982, in Hartford, Connecticut, Larose... more »

Elemental Enzymes’ biofungicide okayed for multi-crop use

Elemental Enzymes, a crop nutrient developer, has received Environmental Protection Agency approval registration of one of its biofungicides. Vismax, a patented proprietary biofungicide formulated for protection in a broad range of crops, is the first... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

Registration opens for MSU organic farmer training program

Michigan State University (MSU) is accepting applications for the 2024 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP). The registration deadline is Feb. 21 for the MSU Department of Horticulture’s program. The OFTP brings together farmworkers, aspiring farmers,... more »

Firm helps inventors introduce new ag products

A firm that helps inventors of ag products take their products to market is looking for novel bio-based or chemical active ingredients. AgXelerators (AgX) partners with crop protection companies around the world to accelerate the... more »

Crookham onion variety fares well in challenging northwest season

An onion variety from the Crookham Co. performed well in this year’s challenging Pacific Northwest growing season.   In this Crookham Co. test plot in Idaho, the stand is near perfect... more »

MSU studies potato early die complex

Growing up on her family’s farm in Rancagua, Chile, Marisol Quintanilla became an astute observer of nature. She took note of the plants, insects and other flora and fauna essential to life on the farm,... more »

Pyka wins FAA authorization for largest automated drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

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