Crop Protection

Seipasa, Summit Agro USA to distribute Seican biopesticide in the US

Seipasa, the Spanish international company specializing in the development and formulation of biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilizers for agriculture, and Summit Agro USA, dedicated to bringing innovative solutions to the crop protection market, have reached an... more »

Mid-Atlantic continues to see problems with anthracnose in strawberries

Anthracnose is caused by fungi in the genus Colletotrichum, and has been affecting mostly plasticulture plantings, but also matted-row plantings of susceptible cultivars. Some strawberry growers in southeastern Pennsylvania have already been finding their green fruit to... more »

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York

Effective May 1, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of Erie and Niagara Counties, and portions of Orleans County, New York.... more »

Preparing for gall wasp emergence in Michigan blueberry fields

The Michigan Enviroweather model predicts blueberry gall wasp emergence starting later this week. Blueberry gall wasp is a small insect pest that affects some of the cultivars common in Michigan, with the greatest infestation seen... more »

Spotted wing drosophila active in North Carolina blueberries

The first confirmed adult spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) in commercially grown blueberries for the 2019 growing season was captured early this week in North Carolina. While trap captures at this location were low, roughly three flies... more »

California’s first Medfly threat a significant memory for retiring official

California's first Medfly threat a significant memory for retiring officialCalifornia's first infestation of Medflies was remembered by a longtime official James Deese in a video series from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).... more »

Properly manage bacterial induced crown gall in grapes

Crown gall is a widespread and devastating disease, particularly in cool-climate regions in the world. Agrobacterium vitis is the bacterial pathogen that causes this disease in grapevines. The species A. tumefaciens, which is responsible for crown gall in several... more »

BioTEPP appoints two to board of directors

BioTEPP, the manufacturer of biopesticide Virosoft CP4, recently appointed two new people to its Board of Directors, Sylvain Lavoie and Hugo St-Laurent. Virosoft is registered and marketed in Canada and the United States where BioTEPP... more »


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