Crop Management

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies in the fruit, is one of those difficult... more

Crop-adapted spraying pays dividends

Crop-adapted spraying (CAS) is a method for apple orchardists to match their airblast sprays to the size, shape and density of their orchard blocks. Jason De... more

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New Company Formed by New York Growers

A new company named NYAG LLC has been formed by a group of New York apple growers, the primary purpose of which is to grow, pack, market and sell new ... more »

Kasumin Wins Section 18 Approval in Michigan

EPA has approved the use of the antibiotic Kasumin 2L on apples for the control of fire blight in nine Michigan counties. The approval, granted under ... more »

Northwest Michigan Hort Open House Aug. 21

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station Open House will be held Thursday, Aug. 21 in Traverse City, Mich. The education sessions will be... more »

Peninsula Residents Air Concerns on Spraying for Apple Moth

The need for studies on the environmental and health effects of aerial spray mixtures used to fight the light brown apple moth was among the top conce... more »

Light Brown Apple Moth Detected in Four California Counties

The light brown apple moth, a serious pest of apples in other countries and a quarantine pest in the United States, has been found in four San Francis... more »

Brown Rot Shrivels Prune Production in California

Brown rot is one of the most economically and ecologically important diseases affecting California's $100 million prune industry, say plant pathologis... more »

Wisconsin Cranberry Crop Expected to Break Record

The forecast for the 2006 cranberry crop is 6.64 million barrels, up 6 percent from 2005 and 7 percent above 2004, according to USDA's National Agricu... more »

EPA Pulls Plug on Some Guthion Uses

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to end the use of azinphos-methyl (Guthion, Azinphos-methyl 50WS) on peaches, nectarines, caneberries,... more »

Taiwan Reopens Borders to U.S. Apples

U.S. apple exports to Taiwan, cut off since last December after codling moth larvae were found, were allowed to resume April 27, according to notice g... more »


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