Crop Protection

Georgia professor receives $5.4M grant to combat spotted wing drosophila

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has been awarded a $5.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop long-term, sustainable methods... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations announces plans for CFO succession

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., an international company that provides  growers with sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions to support global agricultural needs, announced today that company President and Chief Financial Officer James Boyd will retire... more »

Some Florida strawberries show Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

US sales personnel added by Vive Crop Protection

Five agricultural professionals recently joined Toronto, Canada-based Vive Crop Protection to support Vive's product offerings across the U.S. Vive welcomes: Sara Zinck as marketing director. Sara previously held marketingpositions with Midwestern BioAg, Adama and Bayer... more »

Colorado growers can ship fruit to Arizona with pest-free status

The Colorado Western Slope counties of Montrose, Delta and Mesa have been given Pest-free status by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, allowing fruit growers to ship commercially grown deciduous fruit to the state without a... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Washington State University gets $3M for endowment to bolster food security

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Brandt expands ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. ... more »


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