Crop Protection

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

Oriental fruit fly findings trigger Florida quarantine

Florida agriculture officials have established a quarantine zone in the St. Petersburg area after several Oriental fruit flies were found in Pinellas County in recent months. The quarantine covers residential and commercial (nurseries) areas, according... more »

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

2022 Disease update: Prevent bitter rot on apple

We have entered the time when bitter rot management on apples begins. Considering we have been experiencing frequent rain showers and very warm weather, these are ideal conditions for the bitter rot fungi to wreak... more »

Novozymes, Biotalys partner to expand opportunities for Evoca

Biotalys, an agricultural technologycompany protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, and Novozymes, a biotech solutions company, have entered into a partnership to expand opportunities for Evoca*, Biotalys’ first proprietary biocontrol. The partnership provides... more »

Winter honeybees show resistance to imidacloprid

Winter honeybees, compared to newly emerged summer bees, have a better ability to withstand the harmful effects of a widely-used insecticide in pest management, according to a recent study published in Apidologie. [caption id="attachment_34936" align="alignright"... more »

EPA expands use of ProBlad Verde fungicide

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of ProBlad Verde fungicide from Sym-Agrow, Visalia, Calofornia. ProBlad is now registered for use on cane berries, herbs, coffee, leafy greens and Brassica... more »

USDA extends fertilizer cost, supply comment period

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is again extending the deadline for comments and information from the public about its “Access to Fertilizer: Competition and Supply Chain Concerns.” The notice originally published in the Federal Register on... more »

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