Crop Protection

Treatment introduced to target spotted lanternfly

Arborjet Inc., a tree and plant health care company, said it has developed a "proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the spotted lanternfly." According to the USDA, this invasive pest  "could be the... more »

Marrone Bio names Moye as Southeastern US territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread... more »

Polar vortex credited with killing large amount of stink bugs

An observational exercise conducted by Virginia Tech University field researchers estimates that the Polar Vortex may have killed 95 percent of the stink bugs that hadn’t found shelter to stay warm this winter. However, not all common pests are freezing... more »

NewLeaf Symbiotics names Matt Helms as vice president of marketing

Matt Helms has been hired as the new vice president of marketing at NewLeaf Symbiotics, a company dedicated to sustainable agriculture and singularly focused on naturally occurring microbes known as M-trophs. Helms brings more than... more »

Clean Plant Network, other projects targets for USDA funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is allocating $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system. USDA... more »

Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO

BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief... more »

Proposed rule to amend the national list for crops and handling

On Feb. 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register to amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for crops and handling based on April 2018... more »

Spotted lanterfly targeted by Valent spray Danitol

Valent U.S.A. LLC announced a FIFRA Section 2(ee) recommendation for the use of Danitol 2.4 EC Spray on spotted lanternfly – an invasive pest currently in Pennsylvania with the potential to devastate fruit trees, grape... more »


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