Crop Protection

Marrone Bio Innovations gets EPA approval of Regalia and Stargus for hemp

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) (MBI), an international sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, announced Jan. 7 that two of its biofungicide products – Stargus and Regalia – have been approved by the... more »

American Vanguard acquires herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience

American Vanguard Corp. has acquired four herbicide brands from Corteva Agriscience (NYSE:CTVA). These products are complementary tank-mix partners for a variety of primary herbicides used in the U.S. agricultural market. They are particularly valuable for... more »

2020 4R Advocates showcase economic, environmental benefits of 4R farming

The Fertilizer Institute recently revealed the 2020 4R Advocates, five farmer and retailer pairs who have teamed up to turn the 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles into practice, yielding economic and environmental benefits on their farms.... more »

Honeybee-eating Asian giant hornets reported in Northwest

In December, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists identified a large hornet found near the Canadian border as an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), an invasive species not previously found in Washington state. Although... more »

Plum pox eradication among APHIS’ top 2019 wins

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is counting the eradication of plum pox disease as one of its top accomplishments for 2019. “But our work benefits more than just our farmers and... more »

Product offers nitrogen in short, targeted bursts

At a time when growers are beginning to apply a minimum of nitrogen, two products from British Levity Crop Science and OMEX Agrifluids USA are marketed to growers to target specific stages in growth, such... more »

Vectorite product uses pollinators for delivery

A new product with a new way of delivering it was recently approved by the EPA. Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) recently received approval for Vectorite with CR-7, which uses Clononstachys rosea for use as a... more »

California grape growers deal with mealybugs without chlorpyrifos

So scratch chlorpyrifos, but California winegrape growers have more tools left in the war chest for dealing with vine mealybugs. Native grape mealybugs are usually kept in place by natural controls and parasitoids, said George... more »


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