Crop Protection

Sym-Agro’s Eckosil Shield manages heat and abiotic stress, cuts sunburn

Sym-Agro announced Nov. 18 the introduction of Eckosil Shield, a new OMRI listed silicon-based stress mitigation solution for organic farming and conventional agriculture. Eckosil is based on soluble orthosilicate technology which quickly absorbs into treated... more »

New, revised guides from WSU Extension: Spray Nozzle Curriculum, and more

The latest free guides from Washington State University (WSU) Extension include a new training curriculum aimed at tree fruit growers and other agricultural producers, as well as a study materials form for spray users and... more »

Vestaron’s SPEAR-Lep approved for use in Mexico

Vestaron announced Nov. 16 that its bioinsecticide, SPEAR-Lep, has been approved as the newest biological pesticide available to growers in Mexico. The approval across international borders solidifies Vestaron’s commitment to empowering growers with novel, effective... more »

Beneficial insects for pest control in orchards is Washington topic

Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, USDA-ARS Wapato, Washington, is spearheading a new project investigating the potential for natural enemy releases to improve orchard pest control. If you are interested in providing input on this new project join in... more »

Vive Crop Protection welcomes two regional sales managers

Two agriculture sales professionals have recently joined the Vive Crop Protection commercial group. Robert Graham has taken over the South territory and Rob Vincent fills the newly created Upper Midwest territory. Robert Graham works from... more »

Biotalys’ first biocontrol demonstrates efficacy for growers 

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Nov. 15 the strong performance of its first biofungicide Evoca for grapes and strawberries in independent efficacy field trials... more »

Rodrigo Santos named president of the Bayer Crop Science division

The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG announced Nov. 9 it has appointed Rodrigo Santos to the company’s Board of Management and the position of president of the Crop Science division, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Santos... more »

Crown rot disease detected in Louisiana strawberries

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

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