Crop Protection

USDA pesticide data report shows overwhelming compliance

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

Biologicals firms join Platform10 roster

New biologicals companies have been added to the Platform10 #1 Company cohort. Platform10 is an international, multi-year collaboration that works to accelerate promising biopesticide companies, rigorously assess products, enhance grower confidence, and facilitate market development... more »

New Kroger supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

Keystone State honors growers, Extension agents

During the first day of the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the region's specialty crops leaders honored growers and others for their industry contributions. At the Jan. 30 Annual Fruit & Growers... more »

USDA invests in strengthening specialty crops sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in programs designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry, including promoting exports and funding a maximum residue limits (MRL) database. The launch of the Assisting Specialty... more »

Drone workshop focuses on farm use

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

Sipcam Agro USA introduces new grape biofungicide

Sipcam Agro USA has introduced a biofungicide available in other states now for use by California growers. Mevalone is designed to treat winegrapes, table grapes and raisin grapes. The Durham, North Carolina, based crop protection... more »

Cover crop mixes: Select right species, seeding rates

Choosing the right mixes will help assure a fair return on your investment. Here are ways to reduce the cost while maximizing the return. Know your growing conditions Get a sense of the growing conditions... more »

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