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MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- FBSciences, a global leader in the innovation and commercialization of biologicals for agriculture and food production, including biostimulants, biopesticides, and comprehensive crop nutrition solutions, announces a broad expansion of its biopesticide category. Committed to continuous milestones in crop protection, FBSciences has added further uses and claims to its EPA-registered biopesticide material, FBS Defense 500. Recently approved nematicide claims have now been added to previously registered plant growth regulator (PGR) claims. A fungicide package has been submitted and is currently pending approval, and an insecticide package will be submitted later this month.

The departments of Agriculture and Human Services (DHS) discussed the Wolf Administration's efforts to support Pennsylvania's charitable food network and food assistance programs so that no Pennsylvanians are going hungry throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis, thanks to the disaster declarations issued by Governor Tom Wolf.

The Field School, the first and only beginning farmer training program of its kind in East Tennessee, has launched registration for the summer 2021 session which begins in May. The Summer Field School is taught by over 20 local farmers and agricultural professionals from USDA, UT Extension, and NRCS. Field School students gain valuable knowledge from industry professionals and get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how successful local farms are run. Students can ask questions and network with their peers as well, building a supportive community of beginning farmers.