Crop Protection

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget,... more

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following ... more

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Michigan location set for Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop

A Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop for private and commercial applicators will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Berrien County MSU Extension office, ... more »

Methyl bromide’s departure draws USDA appeal

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make funding available to research new, environmentally-friendly pesticides, and innovat... more »

IPM to boost speciality crops pursued through USDA grants

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded grants to bring safer, more effective pest management approaches to farms and com... more »

Samurai wasps seen as way to attack stink bugs

The samurai wasp could be the country’s best chance at beating back a stink bug that’s invading the Great Lakes region. That’s what researche... more »

FDA report: Minimal pesticide residue issues detected

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met federal pes... more »

Stink bug invasion subject of ARS research efforts

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug causes problems for homeowners and farmers and threatens U.S. specialty crops valued at over $20 billion. Farm... more »

Nufarm receives OMRI listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide

Nufarm Americas has received OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute) listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide – an innovative solution for the s... more »

Helena Chemical, Greenspire Global sign distribution agreement

Greenspire Global has entered into a distribution agreement with Helena Chemical to sell Procidic bactericide and fungicide. “We’re pleased to ... more »

Phosphorous efficiency improved with new Verdesian tool

A  nutrient use efficiency technology that increases the availability of phosphorus (P) for plant uptake by up to 45 percent has a new formulation th... more »

Certis USA plant activator product wins Agrow, IBMA awards

LifeGard, the first biological plant activator product in agriculture, is recognized as a top biological product of the year by two prestigious intern... more »


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