Crop Protection

Wilbur-Ellis names Mark Ripato as new Agribusiness president

Wilbur-Ellis Co., a recognized leader in the marketing and distribution of crop protection, seed and nutritional products, as well as precision agriculture technology, has announced that starting Nov. 1, Mark Ripato will take over as... more »

UC ag webinar series offers continuing education credit

Continuing education credits required by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will now be available from UC Cooperative Extension by participating in live webinars. "Everybody is busy," said Beth Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE citrus entomology specialist. "It’s... more »

Certis USA completes production facility in California

Certis USA has completed construction and start-up of a new azadirachtin formulation and packaging facility located in its factory in Wasco, California. The state-of-the-art system allows the company to produce the highest quality biopesticides and... more »

Cultural management strategies to reduce orchard suitability for SWD

Manipulation of the tart cherry orchard environment to reduce suitability for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) has been suggested as a promising new component to SWD management systems. The team at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center successfully... more »

BASF’s Inscalis insecticide receives EPA registration

BASF received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for its Inscalis insecticide. The new insecticide controls piercing-sucking insect pests in a variety of row and specialty crops, including soybeans, cotton and citrus. “Inscalis insecticide is... more »

Spotted lanternfly on Washington invasive species priority list

The adult spotted lanternfly is a sight to behold; its wings are a tapestry of inky spots and delicate stripes underscored with broad patches of bold crimson. Its plump body is reminiscent of a bumble... more »

Firms invest in Virosoft owner BioTEPP

Filaction, a Quebec development fund, and Natural Products Canada (NPC), a national not-for-profit focussed on natural products companies, recently announced an investment in BioTEPP, a Canadian biotechnology company with an innovative product for controlling codling... more »

Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell gets new director

Deborah Grantham, director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, will provide strategic leadership for the center and work closely with its advisory council, state IPM programs and IPM working groups... more »


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