USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production

USDA Researchers Simplify Pyrolysis Processes for Bio-oil Production

Fast pyrolysis is the process of rapidly heating biomass from wood, plants and other carbon-based materials at high temperatures without oxygen.

Learning What We Need to Know

Learning What We Need to Know

Farm coalition seeks to benchmark opinions of food and farming in order to understand where more work needs to be done.

Triticale: Poised for the future

Triticale: Poised for the future

With the wrap up of the Canadian Triticale Biorefinery Initiative (CTBI), growers and industry are investigating innovative ways to move triticale forward.

Compromising borders

Compromising borders

Insect invaders and windborne diseases are common foes of the average farmer but invasive weeds usually don’t take centre stage. Expect that to change.

Cobb enters three-year research agreement with the Roslin Institute

Cobb enters three-year research agreement with the Roslin Institute

Cobb Vantress Inc. and the Roslin Institute have announced a 3 year agreement to facilitate collaboration on avian disease resistance, genome analysis

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Production

Black vine weevil DuPont Exirel insecticide receives label expansion

April 22, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada recently granted additional label expansion approvals for DuPont Exirel insecticide for fruit and vegetable growers. Fruit and vegetable growers may now use Exirel insecticide for managing black vine weevil and clay coloured weevil in bushberries, as well as flea beetles in tuberous, corm, brassica and fruiting vegetables. This label expansion comes just months after other recent label expansions that have approved Exirel for the control of spotted wing drosophila in stone fruits and blueberries. “Until now, growers have had limited options for managing these yield-damaging pests,” says Ray Janssen, horticulture segment manager with DuPont Crop Protection. “DuPont Exirel is powered by Cyazypyr, the first active ingredient to control a cross-spectrum of chewing and sucking pests. Cyazypyr provides consistently excellent insect control, and also serves as an excellent resistance management tool.” According to DuPont, when Exirel is applied early in the crop life, it can increase the opportunity for improved marketable yield by reducing feeding damage. For more information, contact your local crop protection retailer or DuPont representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit cropprotection.dupont.ca.      

Protection

Black vine weevil DuPont Exirel insecticide receives label expansion

April 22, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada recently granted additional label expansion approvals for DuPont Exirel insecticide for fruit and vegetable growers. Fruit and vegetable growers may now use Exirel insecticide for managing black vine weevil and clay coloured weevil in bushberries, as well as flea beetles in tuberous, corm, brassica and fruiting vegetables. This label expansion comes just months after other recent label expansions that have approved Exirel for the control of spotted wing drosophila in stone fruits and blueberries. “Until now, growers have had limited options for managing these yield-damaging pests,” says Ray Janssen, horticulture segment manager with DuPont Crop Protection. “DuPont Exirel is powered by Cyazypyr, the first active ingredient to control a cross-spectrum of chewing and sucking pests. Cyazypyr provides consistently excellent insect control, and also serves as an excellent resistance management tool.” According to DuPont, when Exirel is applied early in the crop life, it can increase the opportunity for improved marketable yield by reducing feeding damage. For more information, contact your local crop protection retailer or DuPont representative, call 1-800-667-3925 or visit cropprotection.dupont.ca.