Fungicides

Syngenta sues Atticus over patent issue

Syngenta announced Nov. 12 that it has sued agrochemical maker Atticus LLC (“Atticus”) for patent infringement. According to a Syngenta press release, the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... more »

Marrone Bio acquires Jet Ag and Jet Oxide product lines

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII), a developer of bio-based products for pest management and plant health, has acquired from Jet Harvest Solutions all rights and assets to the Jet Ag and Jet Oxide product... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies gets EPA OK for first active ingredient

Bee Vectoring Technologies International recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval for Clonostachys rosea CR-7 (CR-7) for use as a fungicide on commercial crops. CR-7 is the first registered active ingredient for the Canadian-based company and the first... more »

Be sure to properly manage tree fruit rots in the 2019 season

Depending on your location, significant rainfall has occurred recently in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, these rainy, humid conditions are quite favorable for rot, both in establishment and spread. Vigilance is needed in the orchard, especially if brown... more »

Address American brown rot in sweet cherry orchard systems

American brown rot, Monilinia fructicola, caused significant economic damage in sweet cherry orchards in Michigan this season. While we spend time and effort every season discussing fungicide strategies, the difficult reality is that the American brown... more »

PerCarb from BioSafe Systems now approved in California

As of July 25, 2019, BioSafe Systems’ PerCarb has been approved for use in the state of California by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. PerCarb is an EPA-registered, 0-hour REI, broad-spectrum bactericide/fungicide designed to treat... more »

MSU Extension, media reports optimistic about Michigan blueberry harvest

Blueberry harvest continues in Michigan. According to a July 30 report from Michigan State University Extension Fruit Educator Mark Longstroth, growers were still harvesting Bluecrop and other early midseason varieties. Harvest of Jersey has begun. Hand-harvest crews... more »

‘A new class’ of fungicide attacks fruit diseases

ProBlad Verde is a  new biochemical fungicide that leverages the naturally occurring BLAD polypeptide for a multi-site mode of action that controls fungal diseases on fruit. “ProBlad Verde has proven to be a strong biological... more »

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