Crop Protection

Plant Response Inc. adds executive to strengthen commercial efforts

Plant Response has expanded its executive team with the addition of Jeff Wheeler as chief commercial officer. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Business Administration-Marketing degree from Delta State University and an Executive Master of Business... more »

The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System wins award

The Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System  by Smart Guided Systems has been selected for the Davidson Prize, a high honor for agricultural innovations that are projected to have a significant impact on agricultural production, efficiency, or... more »

Pesticide registration reviews may be accelerated with new EPA action

EPA announced March 12 a new method for conducting biological evaluations under the Endangered Species Act to assure that pesticide registration review actions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act do not jeopardize endangered species.... more »

Natural habitat around farms a win for strawberry growers, birds and consumers

Conserving natural habitat around strawberry fields can help protect growers’ yields, their bottom line and the environment with no detectable threat to food safety, indicates a study led by the University of California, Davis. In... more »

Agrisel USA hires two new Southern territory sales representatives

Agrisel USA Inc., a company that offers formulation and distribution of value-added products to dealers and distributors in the agricultural, poultry, turf and ornamental, golf course, home and garden, and specialty pest control markets, has... more »

California acts against Santa Maria grower for violating pesticide laws

In an ongoing effort to enforce stringent pesticide regulations, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced March 4 it has fined a Santa Barbara County strawberry grower $15,000 after an illegal pesticide was detected on his... more »

Entomologist’s work benefits Kern County, California, agriculture

University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension entomology advisor David Haviland has been recognized by his peers, his clientele, and extension directors who oversee programs in 14 western U.S. states. It's a Cooperative Extension hat trick unusual among... more »

Wilbur-Ellis launches surfactant Embrece-EA

Wilbur-Ellis Co. has launched Embrece-EA, a blend of surfactants designed to elevate the performance of fungicides, insecticides and miticides by increasing wetting and spreading of spray materials. Embrece-EA’s proprietary blend of nonionic surfactants (NIS) gives growers superior coverage and excellent wetting of their chosen spray material, meaning more product stays on the leaf surface, providing quicker... more »


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