Herbicide label expansion could provide cucumber and squash growers extended weed control

Researchers are conducting trials through IR-4 Project to determine the weed control effectiveness of clomazone as a post-transplant application. Author – David Kuack Clomazone has become an important weed control tool for specialty crop growers. This pre-emergent herbicide provides effective control of many annual grasses and common broadleaf weeds. Through the IR-4 Project, researchers are […]

Cilantro and dill growers gain an additional weed control tool

Cilantro and dill growers and researchers work together to expand registration of clomazone through IR-4 Project. Author – David Kuack Growing multiple vegetable crops can be a blessing and a curse. Ratto Bros. Inc. in Modesto, Calif., produces 38 different crops, primarily leafy greens and herbs. “We grow a broad spectrum of crops,” said Brandon […]

Expanding options to protect Asparagus

Author – Katie Chriest Few veggies herald the advent of summer like asparagus spears emerging from underground. Asparagus appreciation dates back millennia, and Millennial bloggers continue to drive its demand today. This is a perennial plant with perennial popularity. “There’s no other crop quite like asparagus,” summarizes Brenna Aegerter, Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor at the […]

Growers have more options when trying to manage basil downy mildew

Resistant varieties and additional fungicides can assist growers in protecting their basil crops from downy mildew infection. Author – David Kuack Whether basil is grown in controlled environment structures or outdoors, downy mildew can be a destructive disease of this crop. “For organic basil crops, downy mildew can be quite devastating and usually results in […]

Safflower is an important rotational crop for control of Lygus bugs

IR-4 Project realized the importance of registering flonicamid for use on safflower to control lygus bugs to prevent damage to other major high value crops. Author – David Kuack When Beau Howard, a safflower grower and agronomist in California, submitted the project clearance request through IR-4 Project for flonicamid to control lygus bugs (Lygus hersperus) […]

Hops Growers Gain New Herbicide to Aid Powdery Mildew Control

Author – Robin Siktberg, Custom Content Editor, Meister Media Worldwide Hops growers will welcome the news that they have another option for control of broadleaf weeds and basal suckers. With the removal of paraquat from use in hops production due to residue detection above permitted levels, a new herbicide registered for use on hops is […]

Ensuring season-long weed control for asparagus growers

Registration of the herbicide clomazone through the IR-4 Project offers asparagus growers another weed management tool. Author – David Kuack Even as the consumption of asparagus by US consumers has steadily increased, the amount of domestic production continues to decline. US per capita consumption of asparagus increased from 0.8 pounds in 1980 to nearly 1.6 […]