Crop Protection

U.S. Syngenta site recognized by EPA for decarbonization

Syngenta Group, one of the world’s leading global agriculture technology companies, has announced its manufacturing facility in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, has been recognized as a top user of green power by the U.S. Environmental Protection... more »

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 »

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 »

Yara plans UK plant to make, export specialty crop products

Yara International plans to build a United Kingdom production plant for specialty crop nutrition products and biostimulants designed to increase yields and improve quality. The plant will be one of the largest in the world... more »

BioConsortia leaders present research at international events

BioConsortia Inc., a leader in research and development for sustainable agriculture, will highlight its nitrogen-fixing microbial products at international events on innovative ag products. Sarah Reiter, senior vice president of business development, will appear during... more »

Survey reveals acceptance, potential of biological inputs

The growing awareness of biological products is highlighted by a study that surveyed row crop farmers. Of the 500 farmers surveyed, 83% said they are aware of the term “biologicals,” and early adopters of the... more »

Syngenta promotes Kathy Eichlin in communications role

Syngenta has promoted Kathy Eichlin to head of U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications for Syngenta North America. In her new role, Eichlin is responsible for leading the U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications Team, as well... more »

Syngenta to release sweet corn herbicide

Syngenta has developed a new herbicide, Storen, for different corn varieties, including sweet corn. Upon approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for registration, which is anticipated by the 2024 growing season, the new pre- and... more »

A&L Biological, Vive Crop Protection, form partnership

A&L Biological Inc., a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories East, London, Ontario, and Vive Crop Protection Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, have formed a partnership to bring biological solutions to North American markets. This collaboration is... more »

Onion thrips management with plastic mulches

Plastic mulches are used in agriculture fields for a variety of reasons, including increased weed control and soil moisture retention when compared to bare soil. However, selecting the correct color of mulch is important. For... more »

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