Crop Protection
May 2017 – A high-tech form of insect birth control connected to nuclear power could solve a devastating pest problem for Ontario farmers, says a University of Guelph researcher.
August 2016, St. Catharines, Ont. – Dr. Michael Brownbridge is the research director in Horticultural Production Systems at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. He was a featured speaker at Grower Day 2016, discussing the various resources in the growers' IPM toolkit.
Jan. 26, 2017, Kingsville, Ont. – Kam’s Growers Supply Inc. has expanded with a distribution centre now operating in Kingsville.
Jan. 23, 2017, Guelph, Ont. – The Growing Forward 2 (GF2) Funding Assistance Program for producers is moving into the final year of its funding framework.
Dec. 22, 2016, Cambridge, U.K. – Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) alters gene expression in the tomato plants it infects, causing changes to airborne chemicals – the scent – emitted by the plants.
Dec. 14, 2016, Guelph, Ont. – Belchim Crop Protection NV of Belgium is the new majority shareholder in Engage Agro Corporation, based in Ontario.
Nov. 9, 2016, Davis, CA – BioConsortia, Inc., innovator of microbial solutions for natural plant trait enhancement and crop yield improvement, announced that it has raised this year a total of $12 million for future growth.
November 2016 – The pepper weevil (Anthoomus eugenii) [Figure 1] is recognized around the world as a serious pest that can have potentially catastrophic consequences for pepper growers. The pepper weevil is so named because its larvae develop only on pepper and eggplant crops, which are members of the Solanaceous plant family.
September 2016 – Insects pose one of the greatest challenges to humans when it comes to crop production and human health.
September 2016 – Greenhouse tomato growers may soon have another tool in their IPM toolkit, thanks to research at the London Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
September 2016 – The use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and biocontrol in the greenhouse industry is growing exponentially and greenhouse growers are looking for resources to better understand how to manage pests and biocontrol agents within their production system. A new online tool, Greenhouseipm.org, has been launched to meet this need.
Dec. 4, 2015, Hangzhou, China — Chemical triggers that make plants defend themselves against insects could replace pesticides, causing less damage to the environment.
Oct. 14, 2015, West Chicago, IL – Ball FloraPlant's offshore cuttings farms did not use neonicotinoid-based pest management chemicals during its spring crop production last shipping season, and will continue to be neonic-free this year.
Oct. 14, 2015, Bern, Germany – Throughout the northern hemisphere beekeepers have struggled to maintain adequate numbers of honeybee colonies for crop pollination and honey production due to dramatic increases in colony deaths each year.
October 2015 – Tired of re-entry intervals, of suiting up to spray late in the evening? Worried about pesticide resistance? Want to shift gears to biocontrol?
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