Crop Protection

Cevya fungicide from BASF gets approval for use in California

California grape, tree fruit, pome and stone fruit growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF after it received registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Cevya fungicide delivers strong disease control against powdery... more »

Nov. 16 pesticide conference set for Pecos County, Texas

The Pecos County, Texas, Annual Pesticide CEU Conference is set for Nov. 16 in Fort Stockton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event has been held for the last 20 years. The conference will be at... more »

Tegu spread threatens Florida’s wildlife, natural areas, crops

Argentine black and white tegus have spread and established populations in and around Florida at a rapid and growing rate demonstrating critical implications for native wildlife, numerous natural areas, and even restoration efforts for Everglades National Park.  Highlights Argentine black and white tegus are one of the... more »

Washington state on guard after possible spotted lanternfly find

Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to keep a watch for spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a potentially destructive pest that may have been observed in the Omak region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF), a... more »

Suterra announces partnership with Phytech 

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pheromone pest control company, announced Oct. 27 a new partnership agreement with Phytech. The agreement adds Suterra’s Puffer aerosol pheromone mating disruption products to Phytech’s digital farming platform with integrated... more »

Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers said. David Campbell,... more »

Watch for Neopestalotiopsis disease in strawberry

If you grow strawberry or are somehow related to the strawberry industry, you must have heard about a new emerging disease, Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot, caused by the fungus Neopestalotiopsis sp. The taxonomy of this... more »

Michigan pesticide applicator options for fall 2021 shared

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator certifications. For some, it may be because the new production season is approaching and they would like to... more »

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