Westbridge Agricultural Products (WAP) says the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved its new Suppress Herbicide EC for use in the Golden State.
According to Westbridge, Suppress Herbicide EC is an effective new tool for organic growers. It is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, plus non-selective weed control for use in and around all food and non-food crops....More
The 2015 Southwest Ag Summit is underway in Yuma, Ariz thisa week with about 900 folks are gathered to glean information on winter vegetables and other crops grown in the low desert farming regions in Arizona and California.
The summit opened with a field demonstrations with a wide variety of equipemtn and technology...from mechanized lettuce thinners to drone use in agriculture.
Enjoy these photos and informational cutlines.
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
Just type in the phrase ‘2015 World Ag Expo’ in your Smartphone app store, download the program, and you’ll have the best technology at your fingertips to help create a more successful World Expo experience....More
The H.J. Baker Company has released Tiger XP, a new sulphur-bentonite fertilizer with a propriety activator which the company says provides farmers with a well-balanced nutrient replacement program.
The timely application of new TIGER XP can address early season soil sulphate deficiencies with more plant available sulphate during critical early growth stages. It offers higher sulphate levels throughout the entire growing season.
H.J. Baker says Tiger XP can help growers achieve a balanced soil fertility program to help improve yields....More
Bayer CropScience (Bayer) has announced that its Sivanto insecticide received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be available for the 2015 growing season.
Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages and delivers the rapid knockdown of sucking pests while helping safeguard beneficial insects. This helps to prevent damage to plants and help minimize the spread of diseases from insect carriers....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
Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) has signed a long-term agreement with Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. to lease property adjacent to Rentech Nitrogen’s production facility in East Dubuque, Ill. to build a new facility to manufacture the TKI liquid fertilizer Thio-Sul.
The agreement creates an exclusive supply relationship for Rentech Nitrogen to provide ammonia to the new TKI manufacturing facility....More
Valent U.S.A. Corporation (Valent) and Minneapolis-based MGK have a new agreement to manage the marketing and sales of MGK’s crop protection line of insect control products in the U.S. effective April 1, 2015.
The addition of the organic and sustainable product line from MGK into the Valent portfolio will create a mix of unique and valuable chemistries for managing organic and sustainable agriculture.
MGK products control a broad spectrum of insects on many agricultural crops....More