Crop Protection

EPA removes bee toxicity warning label from SPEAR bioinsecticide

Vestaron Corp. announced today that it has received U.S. EPA approval to delete the bee toxicity warning statement from its SPEAR biopesticide label following a review. The removal of the toxicity statement is supported by... more »

Recapping the 2015 California grape growing season

Life as a grape grower is taxing — Mother Nature always seems to be in charge, but she doesn’t always win. In 2015, California grape growers fought the weather, managed disease and came out on... more »

Dow Chemical, DuPont to join forces

DuPont (NYSE:DD) and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) announced Dec. 11 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. According to... more »

Tree Fruit 101: Webinars for beginning growers

Penn State Extension is offering three Saturday morning webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the beginning tree fruit grower who plans to grow tree fruit for... more »

EPA revokes registration of Enlist Duo herbicide

According to Midland Daily News, EPA has revoked the registration of Enlist Duo, a combination of glyphosate and 2,4-D created by Dow AgroSciences for the next generation of genetically engineered crops. Enlist Duo was initially... more »

Ag coalition urges Congress not to cut crop insurance

A coalition of 49 groups representing farm interests, equipment manufacturers, banks, insurance companies, credit lenders and other entities is urging Congressional leadership to not cut crop insurance or other farm programs through the omnibus appropriations... more »

Spotted wing drosophila webinar for Michigan sweet and tart cherry growers

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, along with the Michigan Cherry Committee, are hosting an online Zoom webinar on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the invasive... more »

Study targets eco-friendly pest management solutions for invasive fruit pests

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study novel, non-spray control methods for invasive fruit pests. The two-year project will examine the... more »

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