Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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Organic labels must be removed from fumigated imports

In a joint letter, linked below, to all Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) licensees, the USDA Fair Trade Practices Program and National O... more »

Spotted lanternfly sighting confirmed in New Jersey

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher said July 17 that New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agricultu... more »

Biological, trait products firm AgBiome secures Series C funding

AgBiome, a private company harnessing the plant microbiome for agricultural pest solutions, has secured $65 million in Series C financing that will h... more »

Spotted wing drosophila update for NW Michigan cherry growers

As cherry harvest is underway in northwest Michigan, growers are balancing management decisions with pre-harvest intervals (PHIs) and the rainy foreca... more »

Ag innovations showcased at MSU event

The third annual Michigan State University Agriculture Innovation Day was held June 28 at the MSU Southwest Research and Extension Center in Benton Ha... more »

Managing apple maggots with insecticides

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="313"] Adults are black flies with white crossbands on the abdomen (3 on males, 4 on females), a prominent whi... more »

How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The early bird gets the worm, and growers who prepare early will have more luck catching codling moth before it damages their apples. Insecticide s... more »

Ten organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics get OMRI listing

Fertilgold Organics, a new brand of organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics, (BHN) headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., has achieved Organic Mate... more »

Senate unanimously OKs Pesticide Registration Improvement Act

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said the Sena... more »

Text alerts available for New York specialty crop growers

Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 eastern New York counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly t... more »


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