Crop Protection

Entomologist Michael Strand named inaugural H.M. Pulliam Chair

Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community. This fall Strand, a professor... more »

UGA scientists receive grants to study ambrosia beetles

Research entomologists in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are using three grants to study ambrosia beetles in an effort to prevent future attacks and preserve more fruit and nut trees.... more »

Vacciplant Plant Defense stimulant receives regulatory approval in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has granted approval for Vacciplant Plant Defense Stimulant  for use in lettuce and grapes. The state's growers now have access to a natural extract that stimulates the crop's natural... more »

Helm Agro US hires new vice president of sales

Helm Agro US, a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, today announced the hiring of Aaron Locker as vice president of sales for the organization’s U.S. business. Locker has 30 years of... more »

Startup fertilizer solution company gets $1.5M in funding

Hunter Swisher is living proof that environmental and business sustainability is not only possible, but key to the growth of his startup fertilizer solution company, Phospholutions. The 2016 plant sciences graduate from Penn State University... more »

Global agrochemicals market driven by food, crop demand

Agrochemicals are substances that help in the management of agricultural ecosystems and micro-organisms in the farming area. The use of agrochemicals is critical to raising crop yield. Agrochemicals include various substances, such as fertilizers, pesticides,... more »

Brown spot, stink bugs to be top topics at World Pear Forum

Brown spot disease and Marmorated stink bugs are the main phytosanitary problems that affect pear growing and will be heavily discussed in technical sessions of the World Pear Forum at FuturPera 2019, Nov. 28-30 in... more »

Skidmore joins New Mexico State as Extension specialist for urban, small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »


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