Crop Protection

Skidmore joins New Mexico State as Extension specialist for urban, small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

Syngenta commits $2B, sets new targets to tackle climate change

Syngenta announced Oct. 22 that $2 billion will be spent over the next five years to help farmers prepare for and tackle the increasing threats posed by climate change. The investment supports a new Syngenta... more »

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

Michael D. Wilbur joins Wilbur-Ellis board of directors

Wilbur-Ellis announced Oct. 21 that Michael D. Wilbur has joined the company’s board of directors. Wilbur currently serves as president and CEO of Cavallo Ventures, the venture capital arm of Wilbur-Ellis, a leading international marketer... more »

Spotted wing drosophila research webinar is Nov. 5

An online webinar presentation, "SWD in Space and Time: What do we know about the seasonal biology and movement of SWD?" is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. In this webinar, researchers... more »

USDA declares United States free from plum pox virus

At an Oct. 17 ceremony, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach declared the United States free of plum pox virus. Ibach signed a proclamation marking this historic announcement. “Today, our 20-year... more »

California declares Medfly quarantine in San Bernadino

A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple larvae have... more »

List of states approved for agriculture drone spraying continues to grow

This week Rantizo, an agtech drone spraying startup, added five more states to its list of eligible operations. With the latest approvals, the Rantizo footprint has grown beyond the Midwest, spanning into eastern and southern... more »


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