Crop Management

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage avail... more

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... more

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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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