Crop Protection

Blueberry grower solves bird problem with laser technology

A new automated laser provides successful bird deterrent results after a few months of use at a blueberry farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Since adopting the laser as a bird deterrent solution, the blueberry farm each... more »

Agritourism operators in New York benefit from reform

New York Farm Bureau said in a statement Oct. 23 it achieved a major victory for farms across the state with the passage and signing of inherent risk reform for agri-tourism and equine businesses (S.1152/A.559).... more »

Regulatory action on dicamba issued by EPA

According to a report from The National Law Review, on Oct. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF, and DuPont on measures “to further minimize... more »

Bayer’s crop science unit purchased by BASF

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto. The all-cash purchase price... more »

European cherry fruit fly confirmed in Niagara County, New York

On Sept. 7, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi, or ECFF - pictured above) in Youngstown, Niagara County, New York. APHIS, in collaboration with state... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit producers’ toughest weeds, such as marestail (horseweed) and pigweed plus dozens of... more »

Jay joins Arysta LifeScience in Midwest region

Cary, North Carolina-based Arysta LifeScience North America has added Johnathan Jay as a territory sales manager for the Midwest region. Carry's territory includes Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. “The experience Johnny has in the ag-chem industry... more »

Asparuhov joins Willowood USA as Western account manager

Broomfield, Colorado-based Willowood USA has hired Asen Asparuhov to serve as a Western Region Account Manager. Asparuhov started his new role effective Sept.18, 2017. Asparuhov joins Willowood USA from Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) where he... more »

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