Crop Protection

Valent USA opens new innovation center in northern California

Valent U.S.A. has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in San Ramon, called the North American Innovation Center (NAIC), that physically unites employees from its California technical center in Dublin and headquarters in Walnut Creek. According... more »

California agriculture to benefit from BT Now from BioSafe Systems

BT Now biological insecticide is now labeled to manage target lepidoptera larval infestations in California crops. BioSafe Systems’ BT Now controls larvae by using a novel strain of the bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk)... more »

Webinar focuses on protecting California orchards from invasive species

The University of California has scheduled another event in a series of webinars – UC Experts Talk. Mark Hoddle, Extension specialist in biological control at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss the problems caused by... more »

BioSafe Systems adds a soil treatment specialist to its ranks

BioSafe Systems has added Ray Austin to its team, a soil treatment specialist based out of Florida. Austin comes with extensive experience as an agricultural consultant, and over 20 years as a commercial vegetable grower.... more »

New York state agencies urge public to report findings of spotted lanternfly

The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation confirmed Aug. 17 that spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia, has been found on Staten... more »

Leach named spotted lanternfly Extension associate at Penn State

Heather Leach has joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as a spotted lanternfly Extension associate. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Leach is responsible for coordinating... more »

BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

AgBiome adds Marjin Dekkers as advisor

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Marijn Dekkers as the company’s newest advisor. Dekkers is the founder and chairman of Novalis LifeSciences, an investment and advisory firm for the LifeScience industry.... more »


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