Crop Protection

Farmers Fear New Food Regulations

With food-product scares making headlines, Hudson Valley farmers are fearful that Congress might rush through a food-safety law that would put farmers markets and organic-food producers out of business. more »

Is Congress Outlawing Your Backyard Organic Garden?

E-mail chains continue to tell us that The Food Safety Modernization Act Of 2009 will put an end to organic gardening and small-scale organic farming. Here's why that's not true. the daily green more »

Tomatoes and Peppers Need Safe Handling

Tomatoes and peppers are under the food safety microscope, and growers need to do everything they can to keep the image clean. Leslie Bourquin, an associate professor at Michigan State University's Department of Food Science... more »

Leader of Two Major Vegetable Councils Tackles Industry Issues

Dave Miedema has his hands full. The new president of the Michigan Vegetable Council also is the president of the Leafy Greens Council. Dave, 58, was named president of MVC in January. He can serve... more »

National Team Battling Onion Pests

A local onion researcher is among the leaders of a multi-state team studying ways to thwart thrips and the iris yellow spot virus, two menaces that can shrink onions. The Daily News Online more »

Ohio Sweet Corn

McMaster Farms grows and sells 250 acres of fresh sweet corn in Columbiana, Ohio. In addition, McMaster Farms runs about 100 acres of sweet corn from a neighboring farm through its packing shed, which also... more »

U.S. Appetite for Imports is Growing

Imported fruits and vegetables are grabbing a greater share of the U.S. market, clobbering farmers in states such as Florida, a consumer-advocacy and food-safety group said in a report released Thursday. more »

BASF: Initium is First Active Ingredient in New Class of Chemistry

BASF Crop Protection has unveiled a new active ingredient called Initium. Trading Markets more »

Food Safety Debated; No-match Rule Gets Closer

Some pointed food safety comments have been printed on our Marketplace of Ideas page the last few months. I like that. It's good to know our readers are paying attention and actively participating in the... more »

Durivo Registered

EPA has registered Syngenta Crop Protection's Durivo insecticide for use in vegetable crops, including leafy and fruiting vegetables, brassicas and cucurbits. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain... more »

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