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Chlorpropham (CIPC) officially banned by European Union

The European Commission will no longer allow the use of the herbicide chlorpropham (CIPC) as of Jan. 1, 2020. The European Potato Processors Association (EUPPA) reported the development to its members June 18. Chlorpropham is a plant growth regulat... more


Cornell awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research In... more


ALLUMA marketed as a biological ‘synergist’ for insecticides

[caption id="attachment_21562" align="alignright" width="228"] Photo:Sym-Agro[/caption] Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro is marketing a product for making tank mixes of insecticide more effective on fruit and vegetable plants. The product, br... more


Partners to study opportunities for berry improvements through gene editing

Pairwise, a growing agriculture and food company, has formed a public-private partnership to learn more about the diversity of berries and advance opportunities to offer healthier, more sustainable varieties. The partnership with the ... more


John Deere rolls out new 5115RH, updates 5GN and 5GV specialty tractors

John Deere has added a new tractor to its specialty lineup – the premium high-crop 5115RH – and made ergonomic updates to its model year 2020 5GN and 5GV tractors. John Deere offers a new 5GV cab option for 5GN tractors, and a new optional front ... more


App helps fruit growers in Eastern US diagnose disease and insect problem

Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the MyIPM smartphone app. Through a series of descriptions, audio and images, the f... more


Future trends in biological control popular conference topic

Future trends in biological control − as well as potential opportunities and obstacles, including constraints surrounding the development of novel bio-pesticides − proved a popular session at the recent IUPAC2019 Conference in Westerlo, Berlin. T... more



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