Crop Protection

Researchers Working to Eliminate Watermelon Virus

It's a mystery no more. more »

Project Creates New Vegetable Growers in North Carolina

North Carolina's Onslow County is not the easiest place to start a commercial vegetable farm. The obstacles are many. First, there's the limited availability of land. Located in the southeastern part of the state on... more »

FDA Keeps Failing on Food Safety

When both food producers and consumers say the nation's food safety system is broken, something is seriously wrong. more »

Food Safety on Back Burner

A nationwide salmonella outbreak attributed to tomatoes comes just as Congress and President Bush are finishing a tug of war over their farm bill, which omits some of the highest-profile food-safety proposals that lawmakers once... more »

Florida Tomato Industry in ‘Complete Collapse’

Florida's tomato industry is in "complete collapse" and $40 million worth of tomatoes will rot unless federal regulators quickly trace the source of a salmonella outbreak and clear the state's produce, an industry official said... more »

Florida’s Tomato Growers Taking it on the Chin

Rising input costs. Shrinking profits. Expensive food-safety measures. Projected budget cuts to research and Extension programs. Labor and immigration controversies – even accusations of slavery. It's safe to say Florida's tomato growers have seen better... more »

Syngenta’s Revus Top Registered

Syngenta Crop Protection has received federal registration for Revus Top fungicide, a powerful premix of two active ingredients, mandipropamid and difenoconazole, for use on potatoes against destructive oomycete pathogens. State registrations or specific crop and/or... more »

Revus Fungicide Receives Federal Registration

Syngenta Crop Protection has announced the federal EPA registration of Revus fungicide for use on Brassica vegetables, bulb vegetables, cucurbit vegetables, peppers, leafy vegetables and grapes. Revus contains the active ingredient mandipropamid, the first mandelamide... more »

Feinstein Refuses to Throw in the Towel on AgJOBS

Last fall, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., decided not to add AgJOBS as an amendment to the Farm Bill. It was the latest blow to the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act, which has... more »

Farm Markets Riding High on Agritainment

Farm markets are doing quite well, thank you, and while they're not driving Wal-Mart out of business, Wal-Mart's not driving them out, either. In fact, the level of enthusiasm for direct farm marketing is increasing... more »

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Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Succotash session set for 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Farm Market column: Why did the customers stop coming to market?

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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