Crop Protection

Valent USA, National FFA Organization partner for sustainable agriculture education

Valent U.S.A. has partnered with the National FFA Organization to provide teachers across the United States with a first-of-its-kind “Sustainability in Agriculture Lesson Series.” Available through FFA’s educator resources platform, the curriculum is a free... more »

Questions and answers on insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma

Interview with Tobin Northfield, Washington State University Entomology. 1. What are the key insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma? Six leafhoppers are known to transmit X-disease phytoplasma: Colladonus montanus, Fiebriella florii, Scaphytopius acutus, Paraphlepsius irroratus, Colladonus... more »

Cultiva helps mitigate effects of environmental stress on fruit crops

Farmers and scientists worldwide are working on technology to help mitigate the effects of environmental stress on fruit and vegetable crops. According to a news release, technologies from Cultiva are providing peace of mind, higher yields... more »

APHIS seeks feedback on list of animal, plant pest and disease threats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking feedback on its proposed list of pests and diseases of concern that are likely to pose a high risk to... more »

Vive Crop Protection, Marrone Bio to bring crop protection solutions to growers

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, and Vive Crop Protection, a precision chemistry solutions firm and owner of the patented Allosperse technology, announced an agreement Aug. 6 that will... more »

Primary BioAg Innovations, Global BioAg Linkages add Pam Marrone as board chair

Primary BioAg Innovations and Global BioAg Linkages announced Aug. 4 that Pam Marrone will become chair of the board of directors and partner in both companies. According to a news release, Marrone will mentor the... more »

Weather conditions favorable for SWD spray applications in Michigan

Managing spotted wing drosophila in blueberries and raspberries is critical during harvest. Lower daily temperatures are an opportunity for using a wider range of insecticide products recommended for control. Currently, pyrethroids are very effective. As... more »

Unsolicited seeds packets include specialty crop species

USDA officials continue to investigate mysterious seed packages, that show up, unasked for, in consumers’ mailboxes. While much remains unknown, the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did publicly identify the... more »


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