Crop Protection

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key for BMSB control

Reducing the need for broad spectrum insecticide use – primarily the pyrethroids and neonicotinoids – will foster beneficials, which is the long term strategy for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) control. BMSB is an invasive... more »

Hurricanes blow in changes for Southeastern organic grower

North Carolina is productive vegetable country with good soils, good climate and access to urban markets, but the September hurricane season is changing the industry. One example is Black River Organic Farm near Ivanhoe. Most... more »

ChemChina moves step closer to acquiring Syngenta

ChemChina and Syngenta have received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission for the proposed acquisition of Syngenta, a global crop solution company, by ChemChina. The companies have also received approval from... more »

New findings may help prevent late-blight pathogen from entering U.S.

New findings by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- and tomato-killing late-blight pathogen from entering the United States. These findings may provide... more »

Fastac CS insecticide receives EPA registration

BASF’s new Fastac CS insecticide formulation received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for use in more than 150 crops, including corn, soybeans, leafy vegetables, and tree nuts. Fastac CS insecticide is labeled for control... more »

Broad mite infestations have growers considering biocontrols

Broad mites are being observed more frequently on a variety of vegetable crops in the field, high tunnel, and greenhouse. Broad mites are very tiny and range in size from .1 mm to .3 mm... more »

How to deal with black rot of cole crops

With late-season temperatures in the high 70s, foggy mornings with high humidity and numerous rainy days, many growers of brassica crops, in particular cabbage, are noticing an uptick in a disease that can render produce... more »

Protect late-season vegetables from freeze damage

Depending on crop tolerance, a killing frost can result from canopy temperatures dropping 2-5 degrees below freezing for 5-10 minutes, or from a sustained temperature 31.5–32 degrees Fahrenheit lasting 3-5 hours. Fall vegetables have a... more »

Isagro USA to market KENTAND DF in US again

Isagro USA will once again market KENTAN DF in the United States. “KENTAN DF fits the profile of our short and long-term marketing strategy for the U.S. and Canada. The addition of KENTAN DF back... more »

Pesticide predicament for California’s strawberry growers

The powerful fumigant methyl bromide will be retired from California’s strawberry fields at the end of this year after more than 20 years of fierce debate over its effects and alternatives. According to new research... more »

Current Issue

Vegetable Growers News January 2022 Issue

Soli Organic thrives at indoor, in-dirt organic growing of herbs, greens

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation, providing ‘local’ greens to Midwesterners

Earthbound Farm ownership returned locally, and Taylor Farms continues to take organic to a higher level

Multiple approaches mitigate labor challenges

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

AppHarvest grows indoors for tomatoes, other produce

Farm market business considerations for 2022, beyond

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm, ranch community exudes essence of America

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