Crop Management

Besseling makes inroads in North America cold storage

With over 1,000 CA installations in more than 30 different countries, Besseling Group is taking on North America.

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 culpri... more

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Organic strawberries are better — in some ways — researchers say

Consumers who buy organic fruits and vegetables because they think they're tastier, more nutritious and better for the environment are getting at leas... more »

U.S. Apple Committee Testifies on Farm Bill

U.S. Apple Association (USApple) Board member Mark Nicholson recently urged a U.S. House subcommittee to continue its full support of specialty crop p... more »

Cold Hurts N.B. Cranberry Crop

Cranberry growers in New Brunswick are expecting smaller yields this year compared to last year. CBC NewsClick here to read the rest of the story.... more »

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 »


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