Crop Protection

Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

“The goal was to check these out and just allow the disease to run rampant at our site in East Lansing – which is far away from most commercial orchards.”

“Let the diseases run and then see where we are with the susceptibilities.”

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Biological Products Industry Alliance talks to growers, lawmakers

“In the last three years, we have seen explosive growth with the industry reaching over $3 billion in sales worldwide.

“North America is still the dominant market.”

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Trials test disease resistance of cider apple varieties

A set of trials at Michigan State University (MSU) is testing cider apples for toughness against scab and fire blight. MSU researcher George Sundin... more »

Bayer sponsors bee health webinars

[caption id="attachment_17778" align="alignright" width="330"] (PRNewsfoto/Bayer)[/caption] National Pollinator Week is being celebrated by Bayer C... more »

Anna Rath joins Michigan-based Vestaron as CEO

Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron, a company that pursues efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through displacement of chemical pesticides... more »

Plants that fight back: WSU researchers combat parasitic worm

So small it can’t be seen with the naked eye, a parasitic worm called the root-knot nematode causes mammoth problems for Northwest farmers. ... more »

New guide to organic management of spotted wing drosophila released

Michigan State University is collaborating with researchers from across the country to address the invasive insect pest, spotted wing drosophila (S... more »

AgBiome gets multi-year grant for biological nematicide project

AgBiome has recently been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the area of nematology. The project, entitled “... more »

Agrian has trap counting feature to aid scouting, pest management

Get ready to ditch your pen and paper when it comes to trap counting; Agrian has added a new feature to its robust field scouting app – a pest trap... more »

Partnership leads to new bacterial disease control products

In a move that will provide U.S. growers with new combinations of bacterial disease control products, OmniLytics Inc., a subsidiary of Phagelux Inc., ... more »

Crop, pest management techniques shared in university videos

The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program is introducing a YouTube channel that promotes efforts of Iowa State scientists and resea... more »

Industrial Biosciences headquarters opened by DuPont in Delaware

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (IB) officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters June 8 in Wilmington, Delaware. This new ... more »


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