Crop Protection

Sterile insect releases by drone could target pest control

Researchers in Washington state and Michigan are releasing sterile codling moths by drone as a new technique for keeping “worms” out of apples. Sterile insect releases have for some time been used as an effort... more »

AgBiome Innovations adds Lektivar 40SC to product portfolio

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome,  introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight and... more »

Carroll receives Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award

Cornell University's Juliet Carroll, fruit IPM coordinator, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at the Viticulture day of the B.E.V. (Business, Enology,... more »

Belchim USA, ag consultants association award scholarship

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA) recently funded a $2,000 LACA Scholarship, which was awarded by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association to Bryan Ashley, a current undergraduate attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe. This... more »

Vestaron receives California registration of Spear-LEP

Vestaron, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through migration from chemical pesticides to biologic peptides, has received registration approval for California of its recently launched product... more »

Valent USA appoints Dion McBay as vice president of sales

Walnut Creek, California-based Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dion McBay as vice president, sales, effective Feb. 25.  McBay succeeds Rick Kraus, who has transitioned to a new role as national sales director, Integrated Farms and... more »

Massachusetts urges residents to check for spotted lanternfly

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) said Feb. 21 that a single dead specimen of the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was reported and confirmed at a private residence in Boston.... more »

Treatment introduced to target spotted lanternfly

Arborjet Inc., a tree and plant health care company, said it has developed a "proven and effective treatment solution to help mitigate the spotted lanternfly." According to the USDA, this invasive pest  "could be the... more »


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