Crop Protection

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget,... more

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following ... more

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Bayer’s crop science unit purchased by BASF

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these asse... more »

European cherry fruit fly confirmed in Niagara County, New York

On Sept. 7, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi, or ECFF - pic... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit pr... more »

Trevor Nichols Research Center Field Day

A Sept. 26 field day at Michigan State University's Trevor Nichols Research Center focussed on pesticides and organic pest treatments for challenges s... more »

Jay joins Arysta LifeScience in Midwest region

Cary, North Carolina-based Arysta LifeScience North America has added Johnathan Jay as a territory sales manager for the Midwest region. Carry... more »

Asparuhov joins Willowood USA as Western account manager

Broomfield, Colorado-based Willowood USA has hired Asen Asparuhov to serve as a Western Region Account Manager. Asparuhov started his new role effecti... more »

N.C. Department of Ag licenses drone for pesticide use

Advances in agriculture happen all the time. Inspectors with our Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division saw this advancement firsthand last w... more »

New York gains access to Marrone Bio’s Venerate XC

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treat... more »

New resource focuses on brown marmorated stink bug

Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University Entomology TFREC, has released a new webpage summarizing current knowledge on brown marmorated st... more »

Pre-emergence herbicides for weed control in tree fruit

Weeds can directly impact fruit trees via competition for water, nutrients, and light. Weeds may also affect tree growth and yield indirectly by... more »


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