Crop Protection

USDA-ARS research entomologist honored for insect studies

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

Registration open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

FlightSensor provides pest surveillance

New digital insect surveillance technology could help growers better detect and manage pests. For decades, limited pest monitoring options have been available to growers prior to taking corrective action. Sticky traps are a time-consuming and... more »

Wood pulp on tree fruit buds guards against frost damage

Tree fruit and vineyard growers are among those subjected annually to threats of significant economic losses from cold damage to reproductive fruit buds. An emerging approach is providing frost control, and researchers are optimistic regarding... more »

MBG, UF develop late-season Georgia blueberries

Berry Blue LLC, an MBG Marketing subsidiary, has signed a seven-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with the University of Florida (UF) blueberry breeding program. The agreement will allow members of the MBG Marketing grower cooperative in Georgia... more »

Nichino America announces management appointments

Nichino America Inc., which specializes in crop protection products for the specialty crop industry, has announced new appointments to the company. The Wilmington, Delaware, company manufactures and sells weed, insect and disease control products, as... more »

Biobest plans to acquire biopesticides manufacturer

Biobest, a global leader in biological control and pollination, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire BioWorks Inc., a Victor, New York, biopesticides manufacturer. The proposed acquisition will accelerate Biobest Group’s expansion into... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

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