Crop Protection

Gerald Coward named new CFO for AgBiome

AgBiome, a company that develops products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced  July 21 that Gerald Coward has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Gerald will lead the finance team from the company’s headquarters... more »

X-disease phytoplasma vector management for 2020

Managing the leafhopper vectors of X-disease phytoplasma postharvest is important this season to slow the spread of the pathogen. Here we cover basic considerations. Keep in mind there are many unknowns about these leafhoppers and... more »

Michigan small fruit report notes impact of SWD, sap beetles

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) remains as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries in the entire Michigan fruit growing regions. Maintaining an effective monitoring and control is critical to prevent fruit damage. The strawberry... more »

FMC’s Avaun eVo insect formulation tackles pests affecting specialty crops

FMC has just released and made available for immediate use a new insecticide formulation, Avaunt eVo insect control, in a range of crops including brassicas, pome and stone fruits, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, low-growing berries and... more »

Certis USA builds team with key strategic advancements

Continuing the recent expansion of its team of experienced commercial professionals, Certis USA announced July 14 the advancement of two strategic roles within the organization. Eiji Hatanaka will assume the newly created role of EVP of... more »

Grapes producers have bio solution against ‘unseen enemy’

Grapes are one of the widest spread fruit crops; it could be produced in many parts of the world. It is a good option for farmers to support demand for locally grown agricultural products and... more »

Biotalys appoints Ottevaere as CFO in preparation for global growth

Biotalys, a transformative food and crop protection company, announced July  9 the appointment of Wim Ottevaere as chief financial officer. Ottevaere joins the executive management team and will be based in Ghent. He will provide strategic... more »

Rantizo receives swarm application approval, first company to do so

Iowa City, Iowa-based Rantizo announced that it is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. This waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by... more »


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