Crop Protection

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Washington State University gets $3M for endowment to bolster food security

Washington State University announced a $3 million gift to establish the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology. The gift, from the Rosalie & Harold... more »

Brandt expands ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. ... more »

FDA’s FY 2018 pesticide analysis demonstrates consistent trends

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 15 issued its annual Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program Report for FY 2018. The Pesticide Residue Monitoring Program is administered by the FDA to ensure that FDA-regulated foods in... more »

ARS scientists seek answers from spotted lanternfly dispersal

The black spots and beautiful colors can be deceiving. At first glance, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a beautiful insect whose colors mimic the beloved ladybug with its polka-dotted outer wings and red hind... more »

Valent USA gets EPA registration of new Excalia fungicide for apples

Apple growers now have a new defense against powdery mildew, apple scab and rust diseases with the EPA registration of Excalia Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. According to a news release, with excellent locally systemic and translaminar... more »

Virosoft CP4 registered in California for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, is proud to announce that it received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its VirosoftTM CP4, a biopesticide used in the fight against the codling moth(cydia... more »

Late season disease management in grapes outlined

Late season fruit rots: Sour rot complex, botrytis and ripe rot are major concerns in the Midwest. Though it’s been pretty dry across much of Indiana recently, some untimely rains can lead to disaster. Once... more »


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