Crop Management

AgBiome names Marijn Dekkers chairman of its board of directors

AgBiome, a leader in developing innovative products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced Dr. Marijn Dekkers as the company’s Chairman, ... more »

Mexican corn variety studied for its ability to use N in the air

Plants need nitrogen to grow. Although the majority of earth’s atmosphere is made up of nitrogen, plants cannot access this form of nitrogen. Instea... more »

The curious pesticide resistance of the Colorado potato beetle studied

The Colorado potato beetle is a notorious pest – and a kind of unstoppable genius. The modern pesticide era began in the 1860s when Midwest farme... more »

Biological control company Koppert acquires Brazil’s Geocom 

Koppert Biological Systems, a biological crop control company, has acquired Geocom, headquartered in Lençóis Paulista – São Paulo, Brazil. Ope... more »

Oregon follows California in warnings about specific organic soil product

Oregon agriculture officials Dec. 11 issued a stop use notice about a specific agricultural product labeled as organic but found to have prohibited ch... more »

California issues ‘stop use notice,’ quarantine on organic fertilizer product

The California Department of Food and Agriculture on Dec. 4 announced that a "stop use notice" and statewide quarantine have been issued for a specifi... more »

The best-laid crop rotation plans oft go awry. Here’s how to circle back when they do

Crop rotations quickly become complicated – that’s what Charles Mohler found when he and Sue Ellen Johnson wrote the book on that difficult subjec... more »

Biobest purchases California’s Beneficial Insectary Inc.

Beneficial Insectary Inc., a North America independent producer of beneficial insects and mites, and Biobest Group NV, a  biocontrol and pollination ... more »

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