Crop Protection

Majestene named best new biopesticide in Agrow Awards

Marrone Bio Innovations' Majestene Bionematicide product has won the Biopesticide category in the 2016 Agrow Awards held in London. The prestigious Agrow Awards, presented by Agrow, an information provider for the global crop protection industry, features 14... more »

Fighting plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Bayer, Monsanto agree to merge

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s board of directors, Bayer’s board of management and... more »

Japanese beetle outbreak detected in Oregon

A record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County within the city of Portland this summer. To date, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has found 265 Japanese beetles in traps... more »

Early springs could occur sooner, more frequently

Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions – which create havoc for agriculture – may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a new Cornell study published... more »

Plan ahead to eliminate pest, disease

As you wrap up the 2016 grape growing season, ask yourself, “Am I happy with this year’s results? Did I win the game against pest and disease pressures?” If you answered no to either question,... more »

Bayer advances Monsanto acquisition negotiations

Bayer confirms advanced negotiations with Monsanto concerning a proposed transaction. While key terms and conditions have not yet been agreed, Bayer would be prepared to provide a transaction consideration of $127.50 per Monsanto share in... more »

Diflumax 2L receives federal Section 3 registration

HELM AGRO US has received federal Section 3 registration of its new Diflumax 2L insecticide/miticide. Containing the active ingredient diflubenzuron, Diflumax 2L delivers broad-spectrum insect control in a wide range of field and row crops,... more »

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