Crop Protection

New(er) berry crop herbicides

Some new herbicides, or in some cases, new formulations, have become available for use in berry crops in the last few years. Here is a summary of these additions. Devrinol Devrinol (napropamide) is a pre-emergent... more »

UC Extension to host California ground squirrel control workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension and the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner are hosting a workshop on “How to Control California Ground Squirrels in Orchards, Vineyards, Pastures, and Rangelands” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.... more »

Multispecies mating disruption pursued in cranberries

Cranberry producers face a common dilemma when spraying their crops with insecticides: the prime time to spray to eliminate cranberry fruitworm is when the adult moths are in flight – during bloom. But that’s the... more »

Nixalite of America Inc. unveils new website

Nixalite of America Inc. launched its new website to continue supplying the industry with bird, pest and wildlife control products. The new website features a more user-friendly design that will allow customers to easily find... more »

Cornell researchers developing weather technology for farmers

Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology to help farmers lessen damage from warm winters, according to Allison Chatrchyan, director of the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture. A current development is a freeze risk... more »

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 »

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