Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Intensive management improves fruit quality

{Sponsored} Optimizing orchard productivity in a high-density apple production system requires vigilant management. “High-density systems enable ... more »

North Central IPM Center goes to Michigan State

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrate... more »

MSU: Lorsban will be available to use in 2019

Chlorpyrifos – sold under the trade name Lorsban – should be legal to use in fruits and vegetables for 2019. This insecticide is the main or only ... more »

Asian samurai wasp in Europe can target stink bug

International Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) scientists have made the first discovery of the Asian samurai wasp Trissolc... more »

Helm Agro US hires Hensley to do marketing, development

Helm Agro US has hired  Adam Hensley as the company’s new marketing and business development leader. Hensley has extensive experience in the agroch... more »

Palla joins Arysta LifeScience as account representative

Arysta LifeScience North America recently added Daniel Palla as Key Influencer Account Representative – West. Based in California, Palla is responsi... more »

BoteGHATM mycoinsecticide launched, LAM expands

Certis USA has launched BoteGHATM mycoinsecticide for control of a broad spectrum of insect pests, including whiteflies, aphids and thrips on outdoor... more »

Update to National Road Map for IPM released

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (P... more »

BPIA Names Certis USA Member of the Year

The biopesticide company Certis USA was named Member of the Year by the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Oct. 14. Certis USA is charter me... more »

Helm Agro US gets California OK for Helmstar Plus SC fungicide

Tampa, Florida- based HELM Agro US, Inc. has received California Department of Pesticide Regulations (CDPR) approval for its Helmstar Plus SC fungic... more »

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