Crop Protection

EPA announces 2020 dicamba registration decision

At the Cromley Farm, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.... more »

Andersoni-system well suited to Spanish raspberries

Raspberry growers in southwest Spain tend to have two crops, at different stages, in production at the same time. One is grown from established bushes previously pruned back, while the second crop is planted more... more »

Washington entomologists eradicate first Asian giant hornet nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists successfully eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest Saturday, Oct. 24, just two days after finding the nest in a tree... more »

Sweet cherry hardiness research, cold damage assessment webinar topics

Washington State University (WSU) and Oregon State University's Tree Fruit Webinar Series will feature a session on sweet cherry hardiness research and damage assessment. The Stone Fruit Physiology program at WSU has investigated tree fruit... more »

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta now registered for use in California

Aprovia Top fungicide from Syngenta, a broad-spectrum disease control tool containing two highly efficacious active ingredients, recently was approved for use in California. According to a news release, Aprovia Top delivers a potent combination to help... more »

Clemson researcher leads national effort to combat Armillaria root rot

Stone fruits and nut crops are vital to human health, communities and economies across the United States but a fungal disease threatens to devastate these perennial tree crops and pose a national agricultural security threat.... more »

Helm Agro US launches new Gamma herbicide for grapes

Helm Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announced Oct. 19 that Gamma herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. According to a news release, Gamma... more »

MSU entomologists join $5.4M effort for sustainable management of SWD

Michigan State University Entomology professor Rufus Isaacs’ lab is joining nine other land-grant universities in a new multi-million-dollar grant awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve pest... more »


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