Disease Control

Researcher studies transforming tomatoes with molecular biotechnology

James Duduit, a North Carolina State University horticultural science doctoral student, utilizes molecular biotechnology to transform tomatoes and improve the crop’s resistance to bacterial wilt and other common pathogens. Molecular biotechnology has many crop applications... more »

Biotalys increases commercial potential for Evoca

Biotalys, an agricultural technology  company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Jan. 25 it has achieved a breakthrough in protein expression of the bioactive ingredient of its first biocontrol product Evoca. According... more »

Researchers tackle salmonella in bulb onions

Salmonella contamination of bulb onions, which caused recalls across the U.S. and Canada in 2020, is the focus of a Texas A&M AgriLife Research project to help onion producers solve the problem. Salmonella outbreaks in onions and onion products... more »

Lettuce growers hope weeding, research can counter devastating plant virus

While most Californians are wholeheartedly embracing the wet start to winter, one group is welcoming the rain more warily (and wearily) – lettuce growers in the Salinas Valley. "It’s a blessing, yes, we need the... more »

Purdue Ag-Celerator fund invests $200,000 in two startup companies

Insignum AgTech and Verility Inc., two companies founded by Purdue University alumni, have received $100,000 each from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund. Insignum AgTech creates plants that warn growers of an early-stage infection so... more »

Archive, a fungicide from Syngenta, helps save potato harvest

Potato growers facing post-harvest diseases now have a new option for protection during storage. Archive fungicide from Syngenta preserves potato quality in post-harvest. “Archive is a powerful pre-mix fungicide that will help growers combat the major... more »

Microbe sneaks past tomato defense system, advances evolutionary battle

When we think of evolution, many of us conjure the lineage from ape to man, a series of incremental changes spanning millions of years. But in some species, evolution happens so quickly we can watch... more »

Heat and abiotic stress, sunburn fought by Sym-Agro’s Eckosil Shield

Sym-Agro announced Nov. 18 the introduction of Eckosil Shield, a new OMRI listed silicon-based stress mitigation solution for organic farming and conventional agriculture. Eckosil is based on soluble orthosilicate technology which quickly absorbs into treated... more »

Current Issue

Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

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

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair

 

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