Indonesia - The Netherlands improves cooperation on plant pests risk analysis

The Netherlands’ Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (NVWA) collaborated with Indonesia’s Center for Plant…

Firefly: A bug early warning system/precision crop health monitor

Automated detection of harmful insects while monitoring overall plant health

In large-scale CEA facilities, it is very difficult to manually inspect plants for pests and disease. If a breakout occurs - it tends to spread quickly with severe losses! Efficiency comes with scale, but the danger of catastrophic loss increases with scale - more crop at risk in a large facility demands…

UV trap prevents pest insects from eating crops

Anyone who does a search on Google on the topic of catching insects with UV light will quickly find the well-known blue insect killers as found in snack bars or butchers. This is also the case with Dutch Ardisia grower Dick van den Bos. About four years ago he suddenly suffered the presence of the…

Inspiration from nature for new 'green crop protection products'

Pesticides are sometimes made using processes familiar from chemistry or biology. Two examples of this can be seen in the decisions of the Ctgb board meeting of 28 April. An…

Eden research: regulatory approval for Cedroz in Italy

Eden Research, the AIM-quoted company focused on sustainable biopesticides and plastic-free formulation technology for use in global crop protection, animal health, and consumer products industries, announces that its commercial collaborator, Eastman Chemical Company has received authorization for the…

Biopesticide summit 2021 dates announced

The Biopesticide Summit, taking place via a virtual platform on Tuesday 6th July this year, will focus on regulatory challenges and calls for reform to create a regulatory environment that nurtures and supports the bioprotection industry. The COVID pandemic affected all areas of scientific research.…

CropAid

"We applied it to apricots and sweet cherries, and at -2 C they did not suffer any damage.”

In the last few weeks Europe has been hit hard by low temperatures and night frosts, this can cause large crop losses and many sleepless nights for growers. This is also a problem in many other areas around the world. UK company CropAid Int. Ltd. was established in 2005 and produces a product which…

Syngenta and Valagro submit offer for Italy-based biostimulants producer

Syngenta, an agricultural chemicals player owned by ChemChina, says that its crop protection unit together with its subsidiary biologicals company Valagro (Atessa, Italy) have…

$20 million raised to support AI drones reducing use of chemical crop protection

Precision AI, a computer vision and robotics company working with sustainable farming practices, announced today the closing of $20 million in equity and grant funding.  The financing will support the advancement of a precision farming platform that deploys swarms of artificially intelligent drones to dramatically…

Biological control for two-spotted spider mite in raspberry

Scott Raffle with AHDB  examines whether biological control methods for two-spotted spider mite can be compatible with control options for spotted wing drosophila in raspberry crops.…

"Orius-System tackles adult thrips in strawberry"

Over recent years, Biobest advisor Arno Hellemons has seen good results using a combination of cucumeris and Orius to control thrips in strawberry crops. "With this strategy, strawberry growers are getting this challenging pest under control,” he says. “Most growers already use Amblyseius-System and/or…

Eco – friendly coolbox: new sustainable packaging presented

Koppert will be introducing a 100% recyclable cool box for transporting biological solutions by early May 2021. This initiative is in line with the company’s sustainability target of ‘Zero Waste by 2030’. The new sustainable box will be used to transport beneficial insects and microorganisms to combat…

Special Crop Protection this month

How to protect your crops from pests and diseases? There are several different methods and therefore, reasons enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about crop protection to share…


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