Crop Protection

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »

Wilbur-Ellis hires Casey Daniel for new crop protection role

Wilbur-Ellis Company LLC, a recognized leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, seed and nutritional products, as well as precision agriculture technology, has appointed Casey Daniel as crop protection actives portfolio lead. Daniel... more »

‘Hamburgers in Paradise’ author joins Syngenta board of directors

Louise O. Fresco is joining Syngenta's board of directors as an independent non-executive director, the company announced April 12. Fresco is currently President of Wageningen University & Research in The Netherlands. She combines a long... more »

Summit Agro becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for STK biological products

STK bio-ag technologies has partnered with Summit Agro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK products in the United States. Effective immediately, Summit Agro USA will assume the marketing and sales responsibility for... more »

Lights, steam tackle strawberry disease

A machine that can be programmed to traverse through fields shines a light to help prevent powdery mildew from causing damage to strawberries. Natalia Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida... more »

Marrone Bio has distribution partnership in western Canada

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has appointed TerraLink Horticulture, Inc. (“TerraLink”) as a distributor of the Regalia Maxx Biofungicide in Western Canada. TerraLink has... more »

Robotic frost protection in orchards pursued at Penn State

A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based robots, could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State University researchers, supported by funding... more »

Biologicals industry growing past niche uses

Biological products are a vital tool for organic vegetable growers and have shown effectiveness in greenhouses for stopping weeds and bad bugs. But the industry isn’t stopping there. Leaders say they’re claiming a place in... more »


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