Crop Protection

Horticulture explores genetics of resistance to fire blight in apples

Sarah Kostick, Ph.D., is making great strides in the world of apple breeding at Washington State University. By investigating resistance/susceptibility to fire blight in apples to enable more efficient development of apple varieties with resistance... more »

Virtual workshops on Integrated Weed Management to be offered

Integrated Weed Management workshops organized by Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, and University of Maryland will be held virtually via Zoom on Dec. 8 (first half of the meeting) and Dec. 15 (second half of the... more »

Syngenta launches Spiropidion, an insecticide active ingredient

Syngenta Crop Protection has unveiled Spiropidion, a new insect control technology that will help growers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner. According to a news release, sucking... more »

Heliae Agriculture welcomes new regional sales managers

Continuing to widen their soil health footprint in North America, Heliae Agriculture is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to the U.S. sales team who will help to lead sales initiatives in... more »

Texas A&M researchers make breakthrough in fighting agricultural plant diseases

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have made a discovery that will help combat fastidious pathogens, which cost U.S. agriculture alone billions of dollars annually. For the past few years, Kranthi Mandadi, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate... more »

Arrigoni has solutions against hail, excessive heat in Bordeaux vineyards

Arrigoni’s range of solutions for defending winegrapes protects crops from adverse weather conditions, more and more unpredictable and harmful even for prestigious wine crops. According to a news release, as well as being very practical... more »

Vive Crop Protection leadership team poised for future growth

Vive Crop Protection announces that David Rummel has joined the leadership team as VP, business development and existing leadership team member Jeffrey Buchholz has been promoted to general counsel. Rummel will be responsible for developing... more »

Managing your bin piles for increased codling moth control

Codling moth larvae that will overwinter leave the fruit in the fall, around harvest, and seek overwintering sites. Once they find a location, they spin a protective hibernaculum (cocoon) that provides shelter until spring when... more »


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