Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell gets new director

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Deborah Grantham, director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, will provide strate... more »

Agriculture secretary cheers chlorpyrifos DOJ action

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Sept. 24 praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case... more »

Biological products group conducts Fall 2018 Capital Hill Day

Earlier this week, the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Government Affairs Committee (GAC) held the BPIA Fall 2018 Capitol Hill Day. GAC... more »

Certis USA names Aguilera regional manager-northern California

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="168"] Taylor Smith Aguilera[/caption] Certis USA has named Taylor Smith Aguilera as Regional Manager-North... more »

Senior leadership of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont named by DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the independent companies that will be created following the separation of its Agricul... more »

Specialty crop research set to protect grapes, onions

Two national research teams led by scientists at Washington State University will protect valuable U.S. grape, onion and garlic crops from devastating... more »

Confirmed finding of spotted lanternfly reported in New York

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today confirmed that spotted lanternfly (SLF), an... more »

Late season cultural and chemical options for diseases in grapes

The major grape growing regions of Michigan (i.e., the northwest and southwest portions of the Lower Peninsula) saw over 2 inches of rainfall in the l... more »

Atticus Introduces oomycete disease protection with ReCon 4 F

Atticus introduces ReCon 4 F, a fungicide that attacks soil-borne diseases and offers outstanding preventative protection against oomycete diseases.... more »

Updated insecticide use for spotted lanternfly on peach, grape

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive and important pest for grapes in Southeastern PA. Evaluation of insecticides for managing this i... more »


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