Crop Protection

Ag Connections to be wholly-owned subsidiary of Syngenta

 After a 14-year relationship, Syngenta is making Ag Connections a wholly-owned subsidiary to accelerate growth of digital solutions and enhance whole-farm management. Ag Connections provides farm management software solutions and works extensively with Syngenta on... more »

Tests in California show low pesticide levels on produce

Tests on produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation indicate the vast majority of fruits and vegetables available for sale in California meet stringent federal pesticide safety standards. During its 2014 survey, DPR... more »

NCSU wins grant to curb SWD

North Carolina State University (NCSU) has won a $6.7 million grant from USDA to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better managing a major new pest that causes hundreds of millions of dollars... more »

BMSB starting to trouble Western growers

An invasive bug has been causing a stink among many Western fruit and vegetable growers. As the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) expands its reach, it’s challenging growers and researchers to develop new crop protection... more »

Arysta changes improve global integration

Arysta LifeScience recently announced several organizational changes that will more fully integrate the French company Goëmar, which Arysta LifeScience acquired in March 2014. The changes are designed to ensure integrated coordination of all commercial activities... more »

BASF helps grape grower fight spider mites

Hot, dry weather has plagued the West Coast this summer; many aspects of agriculture have been affected. “Spider mites pressure is often worse during hot, dry weather, so the lack of rain has not helped,”... more »

Internal breakdown reported in Olympic Asian pear fruit

Chris Walsh and Mike Newell, University of Maryland, report that there is an increased potential for internal browning and breakdown in Olympic Asian pear fruit. Growers are advised to harvest Olympic one to two weeks... more »

TKI acquires Hexazinone herbicide business assets from DuPont

Tessenderlo Kerley (TKI) and DuPont Crop Protection announced the sale of certain of DuPont’s global Hexazinone solo product and its Hexazinone/Diuron-only mixture product business assets to TKI. The sale excludes assets in Brazil.  Financial terms... more »

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