Crop Protection

Bioceres Crop Solutions, Marrone Bio announce merger agreement

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. and Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced March 16 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine the companies in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, which... more »

New UC ANR pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

AgBiome hires four strategic leaders

AgBiome, developer of innovative products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has hired four strategic leaders across its organization. All appointed in recent weeks, these leaders bring significant experience in their respective fields and represent a... more »

Bayer to sell Environmental Science Professional unit to Cinven for $2.6B

Bayer and Cinven have entered into a definitive agreement regarding the sale of Bayer’s Environmental Science Professional business. “This divestment represents a very attractive purchase price and allows us to focus on our core agricultural... more »

FruitSecurity introduces new black hail net with 25-year lifespan

New from FruitSecurity is the black hail net with a high UV resistance and a lifespan of 25 years. The net prevents sunburn and can be used to slow down the ripening of fruit by... more »

New plant disease detected in Louisiana strawberries

A new disease called Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot caused by the Neopestalotiopsis fungus species has been detected on strawberries in Tangipahoa Parish. Louisiana State University AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said an aggressive... more »

Accede plant growth regulator ready to extend thinning window for apples

Valent U.S.A. announced March 9 the EPA registration of Accede Plant Growth Regulator Liquid Concentrate, which offers apple growers a new tool to chemically thin apples for effective crop load management. Accede expands the chemical thinning... more »

California agriculture department targets potential lantern fly threat

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $1.49 million in grant funding for pest management research projects, to be administered by the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA). These projects are... more »

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