Crop Protection

Protecting orchards from deer damage

Because they consume lots of fruits and pecans, deer can become big problems in orchards, especially during mating season when male deer can destroy trees. Monte Nesbitt, Extension program specialist of pecans, fruit and citrus... more »

USDA’s Census of Agriculture depends on you

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is conducting the 2022 Census of Agriculture. Every five years, the USDA seeks information from producers in all 50 states. The department issued survey codes to all known agriculture producers... more »

Corteva to acquire biologicals company Stoller

Corteva Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Houston-based Stoller Group, an independent biologicals company. With operations and sales in more than 60 countries and forecasted revenues of more than $400 million in 2022,... more »

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance to expand

Through upgrades and expansions of current U.S. Department of Agriculture crop insurance policies, including policies for specialty crop and organic crops, there have never been better or more reasonable opportunities for growers to manage their... more »

Syngenta recognizes award finalist biofungicide Quilliabrium

Botanical Solution Inc., innovator of sustainable, consistent and cost-effective advanced botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, has been named a finalist in the Crop Science Award for Best Industry Collaboration with distribution partner Syngenta.... more »

Robotics Plus launches labor-saving autonomous vehicle

FRESNO, California – Robotics Plus, a New Zealand-based agritech company, launched its autonomous multi-use, modular vehicle platform for agriculture designed to carry out a variety of orchard and vineyard machine tasks to alleviate ongoing labor... more »

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 »

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Italian orchard all-in on multi-leader system

Italy’s apple-focused show rich on technology

Michigan hort group lauds Thome, Shane

H-2A, ag labor reform efforts die in Congress

2022 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 recognized

Michigan apple growers to decide future of program

Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour 2022

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