Crop Protection
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?
May 14, 2015 – Powdery mildew can often go unnoticed on calibrachoa. Check your plants for white, powdery, fungal growth – usually on the lower foliage and sometimes accompanied with leaf discoloration and leaf drop.
May 13, 2015, Clemson, SC – American Floral Endowment (AFE) is funding a new research project to examine the health of honeybees on ornamental plants following treatment with neonicotinoids and other systemic insecticides.
May 11, 2015, Ottawa – Ontario farmers will not be the only ones who will be impacted by a ban on neonics, according to a study by RIAS Inc., an Ottawa-based leader in regulatory impact analysis.
April 24, 2015 – Technological advances by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are continuing to improve the way beneficial fungi are formulated for use as biopesticides.
April 24, 2015 – INSV can cause a broad range of symptoms and symptoms can be quite variable on different hosts. In this e-Gro Alert, we’ve compiled for reference a few photos of symptoms of INSV on plants that are commonly affected.
April 23, 2015, Guelph, Ont. – The Stockton Group, a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, has signed a Distribution Agreement with Engage Agro, a Canadian company focused on providing growers with new and unique crop management solutions.

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