Weed Control

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

Crop protection company Albaugh acquires Rotam

Albaugh LLC, a crop protection product provider, has completed its acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based Albaugh creates a leading global crop protection company with total sales exceeding $2 billion... more »

First case seen of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout US

Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops in... more »

John Deere forms joint venture with GUSS Automation

Deere & Co. has formed a joint venture with GUSS Automation LLC, in Kingsburg, California. GUSS (Global Unmanned Spray System) is a pioneer in semi-autonomous orchard and vineyard sprayers. High-value crops (HVCs), such as orchards... more »

Cranberry weed impact studied by researchers

Precision weed management offers cranberry growers the potential to increase yields and reduce input costs by using decision-making tools to decide when herbicide applications are warranted, said Jed Colquhoun, professor and integrated pest management director... more »

Brake On! residual herbicide for permanent crops offered to growers

Brake On! pre-emergence residual herbicide for permanent crops features a unique mode-of-action offering growers an alternative solution considering anticipated herbicide shortages this spring. “We all are hearing reports of impending shortages of various herbicide products,”... more »

Could weeds be controlled by zapping them? Extension is investigating

In agriculture, weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

Ampersand, Accomplice adjuvant eyed by growers during herbicide shortage

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, joins growers and distributors in the ag community on one of its biggest challenges in the last 50 years: a major shortage... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

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