Crop Protection

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following storage. Research led by Penn State U... more

Cranberry school covers fruit rot, other threats

If Wisconsin cranberry growers had a higher incidence of fruit rot in 2016 than usual, should they intensify their fungicide spray program this coming season? N... more

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Health protections pursued against chlorpyrifos use in California

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced Aug. 18 that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office o... more »

Howler from Agbiome receives EPA registration

AgBiome's Howler fungicide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first product to be marketed by AgBiome Inno... more »

Grapevine leafroll associated virus addressed in Pennsylvania

As if winegrape growers don’t have enough challenges in this day and age, the effects of grapevine viruses have been taking on greater importanc... more »

SWD detected in wide range of fruit crops in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension fruit team members are wrapping up monitoring for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) in crops that have been harvest... more »

Fruit rot management options seen for pome, stone fruit

Management considerations are discussed for mitigating pome and stone fruit rots. Hail damaged fruit destined for juicing still need protectio... more »

Chateau herbicide California-registered for caneberries

Valent U.S.A. 's Chateau Herbicide SW has been registered by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use on citrus and caneberries. A p... more »

28th Annual Viticulture Field Day: Viticulture at Its Best

The 28th annual Viticulture Field Day workshop topics included insect and disease control, trellis construction, vine management strategies, variety i... more »

BASF’S Pristine relieves summer disease pressure

{Sponsored} Vigilance and proactive fungicide applications have positioned California grape growers for healthy yields. Wet winter weather patterns... more »

Blueberry growers urged to take stock of SWD pressure

Blueberry harvest is in full swing in Michigan all counties. Fruit is of excellent quality and flavor but growers need to pay attention to spotted win... more »

Optimize preharvest sprays for managing postharvest diseases

For most postharvest diseases of apple and pear, infections are initiated in the orchard at different times during the growing season. As the ha... more »


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