Crop Protection

DuPont Zorvec now registered in the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec.DuPont Zorvec is the first member of... more »

EPA approves Syngenta fungicide

Syngenta's SDHI fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. First significant sales in the United States are expected in the 2016 season.Solatenol has already been launched in Latin America as ELATUS, offering growers performance against... more »

Better tomato nutrition for improved packouts

Producing the greatest quantity of the highest quality tomatoes (peppers too) requires careful attention to production details.Packable tomato yields of 20-plus pounds per plant are readily attainable by growers willing to focus on production details.... more »

FDA sends preventive controls rule for Federal Register publication

In compliance with a court deadline, the FDA has submitted the final preventive controls rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act to the Federal Register for publication.Although the rules have been submitted, no details have... more »

Bagrada bug, BMSB starting to harass Western growers

Two invasive bugs have been causing a stink among many Western fruit and vegetable growers, with each pest targeting a slightly different set of crops. As the bagrada bug and brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)... more »

USDA schedules Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting

The USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will meet on Sept. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public.“This advisory committee represents the entire produce industry, and we look forward... more »

PMA responds to FDA’s proposed VQIP

Produce Marketing Association submitted written comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding their proposed Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) draft guidance for industry, a component of the Food Safety Modernization Act.VQIP is a... more »

Calcium-related disorder impacts Georgia’s bell pepper production

Georgia's bell pepper farmers experienced a setback in production this spring. According to University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong, some Georgia growers experienced losses of up to 25 percent due to blossom end rot... more »

High Performance Management Conference scheduled for September

Now in its third year, Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent's (PMA Foundation) High Performance Management Conference (HPMC) offers produce and floral industry members a chance to reinforce training for their managers and other... more »

USDA: Improving the safety of leafy greens

Food safety is a top priority for consumers, especially when it comes to the leafy greens in salads. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered natural methods to sanitize these vegetables using ingredients commonly... more »

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