Pest Control

Botanical Solution wins crop science award

Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has won a Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, was recognized in the best of... more »

Certis promotes salesman

Certis Biologicals has promoted Tim Riley to lead the company’s U.S.-based sales team. Riley, a veteran sales leader, is national sales director for U.S. ag business. Riley joined Certis in 2020 as key account manager,... more »

Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

FRESNO, Calif. – As Congress prepares yet again to consider agriculture labor reform through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, dozens of autonomous sprayers, weeders and cultivators are entering fields, orchards and vineyards every day in... more »

Bayer acquires German biotech start-up Targenomix

Bayer’s acquisition of Targenomix, a German biotech start-up, should contribute to Bayer’s Crop Science R&D pipeline by delivering new systems biology approaches for crop protection discovery. On Nov. 10, Bayer announced its purchase of Targenomix,... more »

Vive Crop Protection wins innovation award

Canada’s National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has honored Vive Crop Protection by awarding it as a co-recipient of the Synergy Award for Innovation Cynthia Goh, a professor of physical chemistry at the University... more »

Salinas Valley farmers hit by lettuce virus

A virus spread by insects is causing widespread damage to lettuce crops in the Salinas Valley, the renowned Salad Bowl that provides more than one-half of America’s lettuce. According to growers and researchers, impatiens necrotic... more »

Farm Bureau strategist joins ag consultancy

Veteran strategic communications professional Mace Thornton has joined Stratovation Group, an ag consultancy concern, as partner and chief operating officer who will lead client services. With a career spanning more than 30 years as a... more »

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Soil health is a key part of Yara North America’s new incubator farm in Auburn, Alabama.  At the 80-acre farm at Auburn University’s E.V. Smith Research Station, practical approaches to managing and influencing soil health... more »

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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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