Crop Protection

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

Concerns persist despite fertilizer prices stabilizing

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Carbon Robotics releases LaserWeeder with tracks

Carbon Robotics has released the Track LaserWeeder, a new model of its LaserWeeder, along with software enhancements. Through the software upgrades — spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the... more »

Vive Crop Protection makes appointments

Vive Crop Protection has named a new Eastern U.S. sales manager, director of sustainability and stakeholder relations, and vice president of finance. With more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, Greg Esco brings a... more »

IFG owner Bloom Fresh appoints interim CEO

Bloom Fresh International, which owns International Fruit Genetics (IFG), has appointed an interim chief executive officer to lead what’s touted as the world’s largest fruit breeding company. Josep Jove Estiarte, chief innovation officer, is CEO. ... more »

Syngenta, Lavie Bio team up to develop bioinsecticides

Syngenta Crop Protection and ag-biologicals company Lavie Bio Ltd. are partnering on the discovery and development of biological insecticidal solutions. The collaboration will leverage Lavie Bio's unique technology platform to rapidly identify and optimize bioinsecticide... more »

Group advocates for specialty crops in Farm Bill

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry.   The group recently... more »

Strawberry variety features bright red, sweet fruit

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) strawberry breeding program in Beltsville, Maryland, is releasing a new cultivar, Lumina, which produces lustrous bright red strawberries that are large and sweet. Early research results quickly showed that... more »

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