Crop Protection

FDA report: Minimal pesticide residue issues detected

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met federal pesticide residue limits. The 47-page report, available online, examined pesticide residues... more »

Stink bug invasion subject of ARS research efforts

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug causes problems for homeowners and farmers and threatens U.S. specialty crops valued at over $20 billion. Farmers rely on insecticide sprays to reduce crop-damaging stink bugs. Another strategy is... more »

Nufarm receives OMRI listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide

Nufarm Americas has received OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute) listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide – an innovative solution for the safe, dependable control of bacterial and fungal diseases across more than 60 edibles, now... more »

Helena Chemical, Greenspire Global sign distribution agreement

Greenspire Global has entered into a distribution agreement with Helena Chemical to sell Procidic bactericide and fungicide. “We’re pleased to have Helena, a leading national distributor for crop production materials, as a partner to supply... more »

Phosphorous efficiency improved with new Verdesian tool

A  nutrient use efficiency technology that increases the availability of phosphorus (P) for plant uptake by up to 45 percent has a new formulation that is now available to growers for a wide range of... more »

Certis USA plant activator product wins Agrow, IBMA awards

LifeGard, the first biological plant activator product in agriculture, is recognized as a top biological product of the year by two prestigious international organizations. LifeGard was named 2017 Best New Biological Product in London Octo.... more »

Sale of DuPont crop protection unit to FMC set

FMC (NYSE: FMC) has completed the closing of its two pending transactions with DuPont. The companies signed a definitive agreement on March 31, 2017, and have now satisfied all necessary conditions and approvals. FMC has... more »

Stargus fungicide by Marrone labeled for use on grapes

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, has received EPA approval for its newest biological fungicide, Stargus. This product... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network


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