Crop Protection

Rare pest found in Mexican fruit at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in the nation discovery, in a shipment of fresh fruit. “Our agriculture specialists help protect American agriculture... more »

AgBiTech, UPL partner for new biosolutions

UPL, a global leader in sustainable agriculture solutions, and AgBiTech, a world leader in ag biologicals innovation to create healthy food systems, have entered a strategic partnership to bring a range of sustainable biosolutions to... more »

ProBlad Verde receives expanded label for California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the expanded crop and disease uses of Sym-Agro's ProBlad Verde fungicide. As a result of this approval, ProBlad is now registered for use on stone fruit and... more »

Washington Wine funds research projects tacking industry challenges

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants designed to improve wine quality by tackling high priority vineyard and winery issues. The organization’s board of directors approved 24 projects totaling... more »

Crop protection company Albaugh acquires Rotam

Albaugh LLC, a crop protection product provider, has completed its acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based Albaugh creates a leading global crop protection company with total sales exceeding $2 billion... more »

EPA clarification on non-food uses of chlorpyrifos

In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule, effective Oct. 29, 2021, EPA revoked all tolerances for residues of chlorpyrifos for all food and feed commodities. After the tolerances expired on Feb. 28, 2022,... more »

Grapevine killer glassy-winged sharpshooter target of new technology

Scientists at UC Riverside have a shot at eradicating a deadly threat to vineyards posed by the glassy-winged sharpshooter, just as its resistance to insecticide has been growing. Withering grapes on a dying vine, which... more »

BioSafe adds viticulture expert to team

Jodi Creasap Gee, a small fruit plant pathologist, is joining BioSafe Systems and adding her professional and expert support to our research at headquarters and sales in New York. Gee earned her Ph.D. from Cornell... more »

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