Crop Protection

New pesticide ready for use against SWD in caneberries

Exirel Insecticide (FMC Corporation) has recently received an expanded federal label which includes use in caneberries against spotted wing drosophila (SWD). While we are still waiting on the state label for Exirel in caneberries in North Carolina,... more »

Nutrien acquires Actagro

Nutrien has an agreement to buy Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies. Actagro’s portfolio includes approximately 30 specialty products for growers. Actagro products are produced at... more »

New options available for battling orchard nematodes

Nematodes are a threat to the productivity of both new and established orchards, but new products and research are adding to growers’ collective toolbox for dealing with the pests. Marisol Quintanilla, an applied nematologist at... more »

Marrone Bio Innovations’ Pam Marrone receives ‘Sustie’ award

Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), was honored by the Ecological Farming Association Jan 25 at the EcoFarm Awards Dinner Banquet. She will be presented with the Steward of Sustainable Agriculture Award – or “Sustie”... more »

Ampersand adjuvant system offered by Attune Agriculture

Growers of fruit and vegetable crops wanting to improve the delivery and efficacy of agricultural pesticides now have an innovative new tool available with Ampersand, a scientifically formulated, adjuvant system utilizing hydrocolloid technology. Attune, the... more »

Invasive spotted lanternfly making its way to Ohio

Ohio has its radar in place to detect the first arrival of an invasive pest that can cause extensive damage to many crops, including vineyards and tree fruit. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest... more »

Florida registration secured for biofungicide AVIV

STK Bio-ag Technologies has secured Florida state registration for its biofungicide AVIV. Based on a proprietary strain of Bacillus subtilis IAB/BS03, AVIV biofungicide is an advanced microbial fungicide that delivers broad spectrum disease control both... more »

Sherry Mitchell to lead Vestaron’s marketing efforts

Vestaron has appointed Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing. Sherry most recently was North America Director of Communications for Nufarm Americas, a developer and marketer of crop protection and enhancement products, for its agriculture and... more »


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