Crop Protection

Invasive spotted lanternfly making its way to Ohio

Ohio has its radar in place to detect the first arrival of an invasive pest that can cause extensive damage to many crops, including vineyards and tree fruit. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest... more »

Florida registration secured for biofungicide AVIV

STK Bio-ag Technologies has secured Florida state registration for its biofungicide AVIV. Based on a proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03, AVIV biofungicide is an advanced microbial fungicide that delivers broad spectrum disease control both... more »

Sherry Mitchell to lead Vestaron’s marketing efforts

Vestaron has appointed Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing. Sherry most recently was North America Director of Communications for Nufarm Americas, a developer and marketer of crop protection and enhancement products, for its agriculture and... more »

Cutting chemicals, advancing production robotics research goal

Agricultural producers annually spray nearly $15 billion worth of chemicals yet still lose 37 percent of crop yield to pest damage. As the industry moves to sustainably intensify production to feed a growing population, a... more »

Biologicals targeted by new business unit started by Gowan

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the remaining shares of Colombia-based EcoFlora Agro SAS through its UK subsidiary and... more »

EPA approves Valent USA herbicide Fierce

Valent U.S.A. has launched Fierce MTZ Herbicide – a stand-alone liquid formulation that combines the company's leading herbicide, Fierce Herbicide, with the added benefit of metribuzin.  The company has received U.S. EPA approval, and first... more »

Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference set

The University of Massachusetts Extension has scheduled a "Spotted Lanternfly Conference" for Feb. 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Milford, Massachusetts. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will focus on the spotted... more »

United Phosphorus announces name change

United Phosphorus, or UPI, plans a name change to take effect Jan. 1, 2019. Starting in the new year, the company will be known as UPL NA, and adopt a logo with the new name.... more »


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