Crop Protection

Food Safety a Priority at Hillsboro Farm Markets

It's flu season, and more than one friend or colleague has called to cancel a meeting this week due to the dreaded H1N1. Hand washing, vaccinations, and safe food handling is especially important in the... more »

Opportunity for Ohio Produce Growers to Learn About Food Safety Issues

A Listening Session will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 for Ohio producers of fresh fruits and vegetables have an opportunity to hear about the various groups who are working to address the proposed... more »

Strawberry Season Starts with a Lesson on Food Safety

Strawberry pickers started the season with a tailgate event this year, but it wasn't a party. Workers got "tailgate training," a food-safety program in the fields developed by the Strawberry Commission. Monterey Herald Click here... more »

What’s in it for You?

I saw USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack speak in Charlotte, Mich., July 13. He stopped at Country Mill Farms, an orchard and cider mill, as part of his national Rural Tour. Hundreds of people packed a... more »

Procure Registered for Vegetables

EPA has granted federal registration to Chemtura Crop Protection's Procure 480SC fungicide for use on 28 additional fruit and vegetable crops. The registration gives growers a powerful new tool for controlling powdery mildew and black... more »

Durivo Gets More Applications

EPA has approved additional soil application methods for Durivo insecticide. In addition to application through drip (trickle) chemigation, Durivo can now be applied during planting or transplanting as an in-furrow spray, transplant hole drench or... more »

Crops, Ponds Destroyed in Quest for Food Safety

Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides. San Francisco Chronicle Click here to read... more »

Presidio Registered in California

Valent U.S.A. Corp. has received California registration for Presidio fungicide in brassica (head and stem), bulb and root vegetable crops (except carrots, potatoes and sugar beets). The fungicide is currently registered on these crops in... more »

Gates Foundation Funds Research on Virus-fighting Tomato

Here's an idea for fighting the swine flu: eat more tomatoes. KUOW.org Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

EPA Registers Rimon for Tomatoes

EPA has granted federal registration to Rimon 0.83 EC Insecticide for use on tomatoes, giving growers a new pest management tool and a critical addition to rotational programs, according to its distributor. Rimon is a... more »

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