Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Report: MSU researchers among most highly cited

Seven Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leade... more »

Pesticides training program benefiting Georgia growers

A state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides continues to limit pesticide drift in G... more »

Grapevine virus testing services at MSU starts in summer 2019

Following a grapevine virus survey in Michigan, several economically important viruses were detected throughout the state with the potential to affect... more »

Nichino America has new insecticide for specialty crops

PQZ insecticide from Nichino America, Inc. has been granted a U.S. EPA label expansion for food crop use, the company announced today. PQZ is a new in... more »

IRAC approves new mode of action for Vestaron’s SPEAR bioinsecticide

The Insect Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) has approved a novel “nerve and muscular” mode-of-action code for the Vestaron Corporation’s ... more »

State agencies give year-end update on spotted lanternfly

On Nov. 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided a year-end update on the state’s efforts to control the spread of the spotted lanter... more »

Terramera launches plant-based product Rango

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration of Terramera's broad-spectrum agricultural insect, fungal disease and mite control ... more »

Atticus offers post-emergence protection with Tetris SG

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has expanded its herbicide portfolio with Tetris SG, a selective herbicide for the specialty crop market. Tetris S... more »

California sets interim restrictions on chlorpyrifos use

In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim rest... more »

Purdue to host crop advisor conference in December

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest manag... more »


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