Crop Protection

Terramera launches plant-based product Rango

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved registration of Terramera's broad-spectrum agricultural insect, fungal disease and mite control product Rango, which will commercially launched Nov. 20. Rango contains highly effective, plant-based active ingredients built into... more »

Atticus offers post-emergence protection with Tetris SG

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has expanded its herbicide portfolio with Tetris SG, a selective herbicide for the specialty crop market. Tetris SG (Comparable to Matrix and Resolve) uses active ingredient rimsulfuron to protect valuable crops including... more »

California sets interim restrictions on chlorpyrifos use

In an ongoing effort to protect human health and the environment, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recommended new interim restrictions on the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The new measures will provide increased protections from... more »

Purdue to host crop advisor conference in December

Certified crop advisers, consultants, farmers, agribusiness professionals and students will learn from top experts about crop, nutrient and pest management, and soil and water conservation during the 2018 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference. The conference,... more »

Intensive management improves fruit quality

{Sponsored} Optimizing orchard productivity in a high-density apple production system requires vigilant management. “High-density systems enable you to grow better-quality fruit, but they also force you to be a better culturist. The tighter you plant... more »

North Central IPM Center goes to Michigan State

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center to Michigan State University, with co-direction support coming from Iowa State University.... more »

MSU: Lorsban will be available to use in 2019

Chlorpyrifos – sold under the trade name Lorsban – should be legal to use in fruits and vegetables for 2019. This insecticide is the main or only option for controlling key pests in crops including... more »

Asian samurai wasp in Europe can target stink bug

International Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) scientists have made the first discovery of the Asian samurai wasp Trissolcus japonicus – a natural enemy that kills the eggs of the the invasive fruit and nut pest... more »

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