Crop Management

Masking environments for pest protection

Imagine a pest being unable to identify the environment it thrives in – while it's presently in it. A new product with a unique mode of action seems to provide the best environmental camouflage. ... more »

Longbow EC herbicide and harvest aid by Nufarm is launched

Nufarm's latest addition to a portfolio of herbicides helps control more than 60 broadleaf weeds for a cleaner crop harvest. more »

Amygdalin in almond nectar cuts viruses, gut parasites in honeybees

Healthy bees mean better pollination and better crops, and a natural chemical compound in almond nectar and pollen reduces the level of disease in bees, while increasing beneficial gut bacteria. more »

Strain on California water system target of ARS research

USDA researchers are developing strategies and approaches to adapt California crop production to climate stressors, including extreme heat and drought. more »

Management, interpretation of data aided by Semios deal with Centricity

Data is becoming more of a focal point in agriculture, and having all the necessary farm data in one place can be a big benefit to grower operations and crop health. more »

California grants awarded for innovative projects reducing pesticide overreliance

The grants will fund four scientists and their teams who are furthering integrated pest management strategies to control urban and farm pests. more »

Drought exposes need to upgrade water facilities

The drought is shining a spotlight on California's aging water infrastructure, with dry canals more prone to cracking and other damage, large repair projects already needed and a plan to invest $5 billion to address the issue. more »

Historic drought year limits agricultural water deliveries

With the third lowest snowmelt and precipitation runoff in recorded history, Fresno Irrigation District will end most agricultural water deliveries on June 30. more »

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