U.S. Fish and Wildlife is launching a campaign to restore habitat for monarch butterflies. But its one year review of the monarch for Endangered Species Act status has agricultural interests concerned....More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved label expansion for the miticides Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC from Agriphar Crop Solutions (ACS) to include approved product use on more fruiting vegetables, pome fruit, and regional timothy forage and grass hay grown for horses.
Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC are now labeled for use in the fruiting vegetable group 8-10 including eggplant, ground cherry, okra, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillo, and more; plus in the pome fruit Group 11-10 including apples, pears, quince, and others....More
It’s a fact that pesticides are indeed toxic by design and deliberately released into the environment. But when used properly, both natural and synthetic pesticides protect people and their environment from pests – animal, plant, or microbial – that threaten human health and the balance of nature....More
The buzz about carbon credits has been a steady, but relatively low hum in my estimation. The discussion needs to be taken beyond the visceral, new-idea level where thoughts are cool from a political perspective until you dig into them on a logical and philosophical level.
From a blog by the California Department of Food and Agriculture comes a notice that the USDA gave money (government code speak: grant) to “create a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands.”...More
After several years of development, Toro announces its new Aqua-Traxx FC (Flow Control) drip tape. This product creates an entirely new category within the drip irrigation marketplace.
In the past, growers had to choose between uniformity and control over flow rates. Now, Aqua-Traxx FC provides growers with improved uniformity compared to turbulent-flow devices, and superior ability to control overall system flow rate compared to pressure-compensating devices.
This is made possible through the design of the flow control emitter....More