Crop Protection

Michigan pesticide applicator options for fall 2021 shared

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator certifications. For some, it may be because the new production season is approaching and they would like to... more »

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring and sampling webinar Nov. 10

Registration is now open for a national team of biologists and social scientists' Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management webinar, scheduled for Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here: https://ncsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JhupsLFhSKi_f8z4mzl56g< This year's webinar is entitled: Monitoring... more »

Ag groups, including cherry marketers, formally object to EPA chlorpyrifos rule

On Oct. 19, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or... more »

FDA: Majority of food samples tested below pesticide tolerances

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for the 2019 fiscal year. The results show the levels do not pose a concern for public health. According to the... more »

Could weeds be controlled by zapping them? Extension is investigating

In agriculture, weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies signs first commercial industry partnership

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced Oct. 14 its first commercial agreement with BIOGARD, a division of CBC (Europe) S.r.l., a l bioprotectant company in Europe. Through the agreement, BVT will have exclusive access to... more »

Yanmar reveals leading-edge autonomous vineyard robot

Europe-based Yanmar has introduced a new, technological breakthrough for wine producers – a vineyard robot which offers a host of benefits for wine-growing operations of all sizes including enhanced safety, productivity, cost reductions and versatility.... more »

Helm Agro introduces biologicals team to support growing portfolio

Helm Agro announced Oct. 7 a new biologicals sales team, promoting two internal employees and hiring four new regional sales managers. Establishing a boots-on-the-ground sales presence is the next step in a recent partnership with... more »

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