Fungicides

Pennsylvania growers: prepare for fungal diseases

Significant rains forecast for Pennsylvania could favor fungal diseases, including Marssonina blotch, apple scab and cherry leaf spot. Cool temperatures, however, are not expected to spur fire blight risks.   Trees will need to be... more »

FAA approves Guardian Agriculture unmanned aircraft

Guardian Agriculture has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate its aircraft nationwide. Based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Guardian is a leading developer of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) systems for commercial-scale... more »

Staff changes at Valent BioSciences

Valent BioSciences LLC is publicizing some staff changes. Ted Melnik, president and CEO, plans to retire in July. Salman Mir, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named Melnik’s successor. Melnik joined Valent... more »

Harpe Bioherbicide finishes investment round

Harpe Bioherbicide Solutions has closed a $10.5 million round of fundraising. Harpe is an ag tech company focused on providing natural and sustainable herbicide solutions The financing provides North Carolina-based Harpe the resources to advance... more »

Syngenta and Biotalys partner to fight pest resistance

Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys are collaborating to research, develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a broad variety of crops. Biotalys is an agricultural technology company focused on protein-based biocontrol... more »

New apples address climate, labor shortfalls

Through careful crossbreeding and selection, University of Maryland (UMD) researchers have developed what they consider to be ideal apple varieties for American growers trying to adapt to a changing world. The new apples, a yellow... more »

Salinas Biological Summit June 20-21

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

WAVEx webinar to focus on nematode management

An upcoming web seminar will examine if it makes economic sense for winegrape growers before replanting to control nematodes through fumigating vineyard soils. The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape... more »

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