Crop Protection

Pennsylvania rolls out quarantine classes for spotted lanternfly

Pennsylvania is readying its quarantine effort for spotted lanternflies found in 14 counties of the state that are affected. Spotted Lanternflies, an invasive planthopper species that attacks fruit trees, was discovered in Berks County, Pennslyvania,... more »

Movement on senate effort to increase the border’s ag inspectors

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 24 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation’s ports of entry. Agricultural inspectors are tasked with stopping harmful... more »

Organic research and training center coming to California’s Ventura County

The Rodale Institute will establish a new organic research and training center at a Camarillo, California farm. The project is being funded by Ventura Seed Company, a hemp seed propagation and cultivation company with growers... more »

Grower summit educates on organic farming in the FSMA era

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in December will include an educational session diving into the changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, and compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety... more »

Ontario to improve crop production by fighting plant diseases

Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices. The $1.3... more »

EPA makes decision to register new uses for the insecticide sulfoxaflor

EPA is registering new uses for the insecticide sulfoxaflor and restoring previously registered uses. The agency said in a news release this decision is backed by substantial data and ensures that when used according to... more »

Marrone Bio offers biocontrols program for California growers

Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, recently launched a program developed for California growers, BioUnite. BioUnite will help growers with integrated pest management programs “that harness... more »

Certis USA introduces Firefighter for protection against fire and harvester ants

Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, has expanded their portfolio of effective insect bait products with the introduction of Firefighter Fire Ant Bait, a spinosad product with an innovative mode of action that shows proven... more »


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