Crop Protection

California acts against Santa Maria grower for violating pesticide laws

In an ongoing effort to enforce stringent pesticide regulations, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced March 4 it has fined a Santa Barbara County strawberry grower $15,000 after an illegal pesticide was detected on his... more »

Entomologist’s work benefits Kern County, California, agriculture

University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension entomology advisor David Haviland has been recognized by his peers, his clientele, and extension directors who oversee programs in 14 western U.S. states. It's a Cooperative Extension hat trick unusual among... more »

Wilbur-Ellis launches surfactant Embrece-EA

Wilbur-Ellis Co. has launched Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides by increasing wetting and spreading of spray materials. Embrece-EA’s proprietary blend of nonionic surfactants (NIS) gives growers superior coverage and excellent wetting of their chosen spray material, meaning more product stays on the leaf surface, providing quicker... more »

Marrone Bio signs with Anasac Chile for Grandevo, Venerate bioinsecticides in Chile

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.  (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), a provider of effective and environmentally responsible pest management and plant health products, announced today the signing of a commercial agreement with Anasac Chile S.A. to develop and... more »

USDA gives $1.9M to Washington state for agricultural pest protection

USDA is allocating $1.9 million to Washington state as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the U.S. nursery production system.... more »

Kemin Crop Technologies, Laboratoire M2 partner to distribute Thymox Control

Kemin Crop Technologies, the Kemin Industries business unit focused on providing crop protection and crop health solutions for specialty crops and commercial greenhouses, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Laboratoire M2, a Canada-based technology... more »

George Bird to receive 2020 CANR Distinguished Faculty Award at ANR Week

George W. Bird, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Faculty Award during ANR Week on March 6. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members... more »

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in Orleans County, NY

Effective Jan. 8, 2020, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of... more »


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