Crop Protection

California joins fight against spotted lantern fly

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded funding for one project in the initial funding cycle for the Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions grant program. The project, titled “Proactive Biological Control of... more »

EPA: No risk to public health for herbicide glyphosate

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it "is taking an important step in the agency’s review of glyphosate." According to a news release, "As part of this action, EPA continues to... more »

Spotted lanternfly thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. The spotted lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grape vines... more »

UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Field development biologist Peck joins Vestaron

Daniel Peck, Ph.D., is the most recent team member to join Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo the week of April 15.... more »

Certis Introduces AgriPhage-Fire Blight to fight resistance for apples, pears

OmniLytics Inc. in coordination with Columbia, Missouri-based Certis USA has introduced a new tool in the fight against fire blight (Erwinia amylovara), releasing AgriPhage-Fire Blight for targeted use on apple and pear crops in Washington,... more »

Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most popular weed killer. In the first study... more »

New crops registered for Gowan USA’s Magister SC Miticide

Gowan USA has a new a crop label expansion for its Magister SC miticide. Magister SC is a broad spectrum miticide/insecticide that delivers fast knockdown and control of spider mites (Tetranychidae), Eriophyde mites, pear psylla... more »


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