Crop protection

Can cannabis farms deal with wildfires?

The West Coast’s most destructive wildfire season on record raged this fall, in the midst of the country’s most pervasive drought since 2013. More than five million acres of land have burned, and many farms, cannabis and otherwise, have had to evacuate. While most crop farms are covered by insurance in…

UCSD

Researchers reveal switch used in plant defense against animal attack

For decades, scientists have known that plants protect themselves from the devastation of hungry caterpillars and other plant-munching animals through sophisticated response systems, the product of millions of years of evolution. The biological mechanisms underlying this attack-counter defense paradigm…

Delivering solutions in medicinal cannabis in South America

In Uruguay and Argentina, medicinal cannabis is a relatively new commercial crop with a promising future – according to Luis Espinoza, Biobest Manager for Latin American Countries.  While Uruguay has many small producers of recreational cannabis, legalised commercial production is hampered by Government regulations and…

Biobest candidate Herman Van Mellaert elected IBMA President

Herman Van Mellaert - Director of Strategic Alliances at the Biobest Group - has been elected president of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA).…

Dr.Bangemann, Saka Pflanzenzucht

Researchers might have found a way for plants to strike back at viruses

Recently discovered interactions between plant and viral proteins open up new avenues for making plants resistant to viruses, thus safeguarding crop yields in changing climate conditions. Many diseases caused by common plant viruses reduce the crops of important food plants. In the worst case, potato…

Newly reared Aphidius Ervi strain strong tool against aphids

Aphids are one of the most destructive crop pests; for many growers it is truly their worst nightmare. Throughout the years, Aphid control in many crops has been depending on using chemical pesticides with the active ingredient of imidacloprid. Imidacloprid is currently in the process of being phased out…

CanBreed

First successful report of genome editing in Cannabis

CanBreed, announced today that as part of its R&D efforts to develop Powdery Mildew resistance in Cannabis, it has succeeded to detect a genome editing event in Cannabis. This milestone was achieved using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology which awarded its inventors the 2020 Nobel prize in…

Matt Heaton

A molecular roadmap to the plant immune system

The latest advances in our understanding of the plant immune system are mapped out in a new review by John Innes Centre researchers. A molecular roadmap to the plant immune system is a detailed look at immune receptor function at the molecular level – with a focus on cell surface and intracellular immune…

Cleanfarms

CAN (PE): Cleanfarms is collecting unwanted agricultural pesticides this fall

This fall, farmers in Prince Edward Island (PEI) can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine medications through a Cleanfarms clean-up program. Cleanfarms is operating the collection events at seven local ag retailer locations from November 2 to 13. “We…

Biobest’s Eupeodes-System wins Bernard Blum Award 2020

Eupeodes-System - Biobest’s new addition to its aphid control strategy - has been awarded the prestigious Bernard Blum Award - for the most innovative new biological control product for 2020. “A naturally occurring hoverfly, Eupeodes corollae is indigenous throughout Europe and further afield,” says R&D…

WUR

Plant roots grow towards soil fungi

Plant roots not only release odours themselves, but also appear to react to odours that beneficial and harmful fungi in the soil release. They do this by actively growing towards fungi, or ignore them. This 'sense of smell' has a positive influence on the eventual health of the plant. Exposing plants to…

CAN (BC): Delta 9 completed final services with SK-based micro grower

Delta 9 Cannabis has completed its final services milestone under an agreement with Saskatchewan based Micro Cultivation partner, VIGR Life Cannabis Inc. VIGR is an arm’s length third party in which the Company has no ownership control or interest. As one of Delta 9’s Micro Cultivation partners, VIGR…

US (MA): Launch of fully automated workflow for cannabis & hemp pesticide residue testing

PerkinElmer has launched the cannabis industry’s first fully-automated liquid handling sample preparation and LC/MS/MS analysis workflow for pesticide residue testing of…

Which cultivation methodology better helps preventing pathogens?

If not properly screened for, life-threatening fungal and bacterial pathogens can be introduced to the human body through legal cannabis products; a 2017 study conducted in California found fungal and bacterial pathogens on 90 percent of the cannabis samples tested. Common cannabis pathogens, including…

Certis Europe's biorationals:

Plant protection, specific to the pests and diseases they control

Certis Europe provides Integrated Crop Management programmes, using all possible products and technologies in different crops, countries and conditions. “We’ve been working on that for many years now,” says Francisco Torres, Portfolio Lead for Speciality Crops at Certis Europe. Its Growing for the Future…

RF Agriculture

After harvest care and handling of crops

At the end of the season, there is relief in sight and the promise of a reward for the hard work and care given to a crop. If crops are not handled properly all the hard work put into growing the crop will be in vain. Improper storage and handling of horticultural crops can lead to major loss in product…


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