Crop Protection

Wasps are picking up in Wisconsin vineyards

As we are approaching harvest, there are a number of insects that you should prepare for as they can become problematic at harvest. These include multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), social wasps, and spotted-wing drosophila... more »

Pierce’s disease in grapes treated through organic bacteriophage

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has led to the discovery of the first curative and preventive bacteriophage treatment against the pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, which causes the deadly Pierce’s disease in grapevines. A bacteriophage therapy is a... more »

Pestalotia an emerging disease of strawberries in the Southeast

Growers are beginning to prepare the ground for strawberry planting, which typically begins late in September and continues through mid-October – depending on the location in the state. Plants are ordered in June or July... more »

MagGrow wins the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge

SVG Ventures|THRIVE and Bayer have announced that MagGrow, the company behind the patented, proprietary technology that is reducing waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications, has won the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge "Sustainable Scaleup Award." MagGrow is... more »

Michigan warning: Be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly that threatens ag

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking the public to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously affect Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources. This... more »

AgBiome raises $116M led by Blue Horizon and Novalis LifeSciences

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities,  announced it has raised  $116 million in an oversubscribed Series D round of funding, co-led by Blue Horizon and Novalis LifeSciences and that included multiple... more »

Disease management recommendations for fall-planted strawberry plug plants

The production of strawberry plugs involves multiple stages during which pathogens can infect the plug plants before they are distributed to growers. Despite regular scouting by propagators, and chemical sprays applied to avoid diseases, these... more »

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

The nature of the biologicals business has evolved greatly in the last few decades. Just ask executives at Certis Biologicals, which recently rebranded itself after celebrating its 20th anniversary. Certis USA was established in 2001... more »

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