Crop Protection

USDA announces $58.25 million to protect agriculture from pests

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has allocated $58.25 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill. This money will support 434 projects that prevent... more »

Van Arkel joins Miller Chemical & Fertilizer

Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, international manufacturer and distributor of non-hazardous crop protection products, foliar nutrients and adjuvants, has added Bob Van Arkel to its domestic sales team for the Michigan region. He will work with agricultural professionals,... more »

FMC expands label for Rhyme fungicide in California

Rhyme fungicide from FMC, first registered in California in late 2014 for grapes, has now received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, according to an FMC news release. Rhyme has received approval for... more »

IFTA continues precision-based conference

The International Tree Fruit Association’s (IFTA) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continues Thursday with a full array of educational programming for the more than 400 attendees. The IFTA Orchard Tour Feb. 9 on The... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations submits novel biofungicide to EPA

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced that it has submitted MBI-110, a new biological fungicide, to the EPA. A broad spectrum product, MBI-110 is especially notable for its activity on downy mildews and white molds, as shown... more »

Bayer rejects EPA’s request to cancel use of flubendiamide

Crop Science, a division of Bayer, announced it has refused a request by the EPA to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States and instead will seek a review of the product’s... more »

Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group releases strawberry PMSP

The Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group has released an updated Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for strawberry in the northeast. Prior to the 2014 Strawberry PMSP meeting, members of the Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working... more »

Court denies EPA’s move to vacate Enlist Duo registration

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a recent motion filed by EPA to vacate the registration of Enlist Duo. The herbicide remains fully intact for all labeled uses, according to manufacturer Dow... more »

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