Crop Protection

Majestene named best new biopesticide in Agrow Awards

Marrone Bio Innovations' Majestene Bionematicide product has won the Biopesticide category in the 2016 Agrow Awards held in London. The prestigious Agrow Awards, presented by Agrow, an information provider for the global crop protection industry, features 14... more »

Fighting plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Bayer, Monsanto agree to merge

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s board of directors, Bayer’s board of management and... more »

Japanese beetle outbreak detected in Oregon

A record number of invasive Japanese beetles have been detected in Washington County within the city of Portland this summer. To date, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has found 265 Japanese beetles in traps... more »

Diflumax 2L receives federal Section 3 registration

HELM AGRO US has received federal Section 3 registration of its new Diflumax 2L insecticide/miticide. Containing the active ingredient diflubenzuron, Diflumax 2L delivers broad-spectrum insect control in a wide range of field and row crops,... more »

BVT submits first biopesticide to EPA

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) has submitted its biopesticide BVT-CR7 for registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In order to comply with submission requirements, BVT-CR7 underwent eight months of toxicology tests by certified laboratories in... more »

Botector receives California approval for stone fruit

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved the addition of stone fruit and almonds to the Botector label. California registration now provides stone fruit and almond growers with a new tool in preventing blossom blight... more »

What will California’s strawberry industry do without methyl bromide?

For many years, California growers relied on methyl bromide to kill a wide range of soil-borne pests, from fungi to insects to weeds, before planting crops. 2016 marks the last year in which the highly... more »

USDA seeks comments on exotic fruit fly eradication program

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking public comment on an updated environmental impact statement (EIS) that analyzes the effects of exotic fruit fly eradication programs in the United States and its territories.... more »

Vestaron completes $18 million financing round

Vestaron Corporation has completed an oversubscribed Series D round of financing totaling $18 million dollars. The round was completely funded by existing investors in the company. The biological insecticide company will introduce its first product, SPEAR-T,... more »


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