Crop Protection

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

Advancing research in biocontrols

Platform10 is an initiative to spur development and adoption of biopesticides and biocontrols through grower education and collaboration with manufacturers. The program, a byproduct of the Salinas Biological Summit, will see its first field trials... more »

ProGro releases soil inoculant

ProGro BIO has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program. Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across diverse crops, including fruits and vegetables,... more »

Albaugh gains California fungicide registration for oomycete diseases

Crop protection specialist Albaugh LLC has received registration in California for a fungicide that battles a major disease afflicting a variety of fruit, vegetable and nut crops. Soilborne oomycete diseases, including pythium and Phytophthora spp.,... more »

Strawberry research production meeting spotlights sustainable farming practices 

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, Calif. to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

Vestaron receives emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer

Vestaron has received emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer. Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations... more »

North Carolina alerts public to invasive yellow-legged hornet concerns

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division has sent out a notice asking state residents and growers to be on the lookout for the early-stage nests of the Yellow-legged hornet,... more »

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