Crop Protection

GUSS Automation debuts driverless orchard herbicide sprayers at John Deere dealers

GUSS Automation has introduced an autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer – Herbicide GUSS, available at select John Deere dealers. This high-tech herbicide sprayer removes the driver from the vehicle to eliminate exposure to the chemical being... more »

BioConsortia showcases innovative products for investors

BioConsortia’s innovative microbial products and technical capabilities were on full display recently at its Davis, California, headquarters in an investor-focused Technology Showcase event. At the Aug. 30 event, BioConsortia demonstrated rapid advancements in microbial product... more »

FMC Corporation to acquire BioPhero

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, announced on June 29 a definitive agreement to acquire BioPhero ApS, a Denmark-based pheromone research and production company. The acquisition adds biologically produced pheromone insect control technology to FMC's... more »

Valent USA hires, promotes in sales, marketing departments

Valent U.S.A., San Ramon, California, is appointing new people to its sales and marketing departments. “Valant is focused on growth and expansion as we work to provide growers with biorational, botanical and conventional solutions that... more »

Vestaron expands leadership team with new hires

Vestaron has announced three new additions to its leadership team: Juan Estupinan, as chief financial officer; Dawn de los Santos, as vice president ofpeople; and Jeff Tuckis as vice president, corporate development. This announcement comes... more »

First UF blackberry day shows challenges, opportunities

At Florida’s inaugural blackberry field day, growers discussed challenges of the crop, which is experiencing increasing consumer demand. During the May 25 event at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS)... more »

Valent BioSciences plans Iowa facility expansion

Valent BioSciences LLC plans to expand its biorational manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa, meet increasing demand for its biorational products and the introduction of new products requiring more capacity. Construction will begin this summer and... more »

Vestaron raises $82M in investment round

Vestaron recently closed Series C fundraising efforts, bringing in $82 million from new and existing investors at the peptide-based biological crop protection company. Lead investors include Ordway Selections and Cavallo Ventures. Argonautic Ventures, Fortistar and... more »

BASF’S Pristine relieves summer disease pressure

{Sponsored} Vigilance and proactive fungicide applications have positioned California grape growers for healthy yields. Wet winter weather patterns continued into spring, particularly in northern and coastal California. Conditions were conducive for high disease pressure but... more »

Summer crop protection planning starts now for grape growers

{Sponsored} California’s grape growing season is here — and it’s time to start planning your summer pest protection program. “Growers are faced with several disease and insect pressures in the summer,” said Leigh Ann Harrison,... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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