Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ordered an EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos. The ban will take away a tool th... more »

Monsanto ordered to pay cancer patient $289M

National media reported Friday that a San Francisco jury handed down a $289 million judgment to a former school groundskeeper who had sued Monsanto. ... more »

Krull hired as Nufarm’s North America lead for portfolio solutions

Crop protection industry veteran Mike Krull has been hired by Nufarm as its North America lead for portfolio solutions. His job responsibilities in... more »

BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer

BASF has closed the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The transaction is a strategic complement to BASF... more »

Time to protect for doubling in cherries

Those of you growing cherries that are sensitive to pistil doubling (e.g., ‘Bing’, ‘Tieton’, ‘Early Robin’) should consider protec... more »

Fire blight an eligible cause of loss for assistance in Washington state

The Tree Assistance Program (TAP) provides disaster assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bush... more »

Marcus Meadows-Smith named independent director at Crop Enhancement

Crop Enhancement, a company specializing in sustainable agrochemical products for enhancing crop yields, has appointed Marcus Meadows-Smith to its boa... more »

North Central Region IR-4 hires regional field coordinator

Anthony VanWoerkom is the new regional field coordinator for the North Central Region IR-4 program. VanWoerkom earned his bachelor, master and doctor... more »

UPL Corporation acquires Arysta LifeScience

Platform Specialty Products has agreed to sell Arysta LifeScience, its agricultural solutions segment, to UPL Corporation. The deal will create the fi... more »

Jacto makes changes to its sprayer distribution system

Jacto has made a change in its distribution approach for its tractor-mounted sprayers from a two-step distribution system supported by a West Coast do... more »


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