Crop Protection

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug in Michigan

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest from Asia, has by now established across most of Michigan since its first detection in 2010. You can find them in all sorts of habitats from woodlots... more »

‘A new class’ of fungicide attacks fruit diseases

ProBlad Verde is a  new biochemical fungicide that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a multi-site mode of action that controls fungal diseases on fruit. “ProBlad Verde has proven to be a strong biological... more »

Brandt board hires prominent NASCAR name

Brandt recently added two new names to its board of directors. Rick Brandt, President and CEO called the two new directors “rock stars.” Kelley Earnhardt Miller, according to a press release from the company, is... more »

Pennsylvania rolls out quarantine classes for spotted lanternfly

Pennsylvania is readying its quarantine effort for spotted lanternflies found in 14 counties of the state that are affected. Spotted Lanternflies, an invasive planthopper species that attacks fruit trees, was discovered in Berks County, Pennslyvania,... more »

Movement on senate effort to increase the border’s ag inspectors

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on July 24 unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors at the nation’s ports of entry. Agricultural inspectors are tasked with stopping harmful... more »

Organic research and training center coming to California’s Ventura County

The Rodale Institute will establish a new organic research and training center at a Camarillo, California farm. The project is being funded by Ventura Seed Company, a hemp seed propagation and cultivation company with growers... more »

Grower summit educates on organic farming in the FSMA era

The Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in December will include an educational session diving into the changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, and compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety... more »

Ontario to improve crop production by fighting plant diseases

Ontario's government is investing in research to develop new practices and on-farm solutions for fruit, vegetable and field crop farmers to prevent or control costly crop diseases and pests and improve production practices. The $1.3... more »


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