Crop Protection

HELM Agro US hires new regulatory affairs leader

Tampa, Florida-based HELM Agro US, has hired Matt Granahan as the company’s new U.S. regulatory affairs leader. Granahan has more than 15 years of regulatory experience in the U.S.... more »

European Union bans chlorothalonil fungicide

European growers soon will have one less fungicide tool. The European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) has voted down renewing the approval of chlorothalonil, which had recently been classified as a... more »

Marrone Bio appoints Guess as Southwest territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, today announced that Brian Guess has joined as Southwest U.S. Territory Sales Manager. Guess brings a wealth of... more »

Westbridge receives EPA approval for its new Dart Fungicide EC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the registration of  Westbridge Agricultural Products' Dart Fungicide EC for the control of a wide range of fruit and vegetable diseases. In four years of university trials, the proprietary and... more »

New webpage makes info on ag pests, disease more accessible

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources often in the form of invasive species or emerging diseases. To raise awareness... more »

Growers get pesticide stability with PRIA law extension

President Donald Trump recently signed a pesticide registration bill into law that should provide stability in that area for speciality crop growers. The Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 (PRIA 4) was signed March 8 after... more »

Study: California falls short in evaluating use of agricultural pesticides

Since the 1940s, the responsibility for managing California farmers' use of agricultural pesticides, and the substantial health risks they pose, has been shared by state and county regulators. The state's Department of Pesticide Regulation registers... more »

Smart Guided Systems touts Intelligent Spray Control System

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »


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