Crop Protection

Pest alert: green fruitworm, rosy apple aphid

We are seeing indications that numbers of green fruitworms and rosy apple aphids will be high this season. Both pests tend to flare in a cool, wet spring due to suppression of predators and other... more »

NovaSource adds regional account managers

NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of Tessenderlo Kerley, has created a new sales territory serving Idaho and four neighboring states. NovaSource has also added a new regional account manager to serve this new sales... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »

Milenski new BioSafe southwest territory manager

BioSafe Systems has hired Eric Milenski to the Agrichemical team as southwest territory manager. He will be covering a territory that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Milenski will... more »

Methyl bromide transition program accepting applications

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released the Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) Request for Applications (RFA). The MBT program supports the discovery and implementation of practical pest management alternatives for commodities and uses affected by... more »

Broadworks herbicide available for use on stone fruit

New this spring is the herbicide Broadworks from Syngenta. It is a new chemistry for use in tree fruits with the active ingredient being mesotrione. The chemical family is triketone with an HRAC of Group... more »

Time to monitor black stem borer

The black stem borer (Xylosandrus germanus) is a small (2 millimeters) ambrosia beetle that becomes active in spring after one or two consecutive days of temperatures 68 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, often coinciding with forsythia... more »

Maryland enacts ban on neonicotinoids

Maryland lawmakers have approved legislation that will prohibit the retail sale and household use of neonicotinoid pesticides beginning in 2018. Commercial applications will still be permitted. Gov. Larry Hogan is now reviewing the legislation, which... more »

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