Crop Protection

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget,... more

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 ... more

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FMC closer to purchase of DuPont Crop Protection unit

FMC Corp. received approval Sept. 21 from the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the proposed acquisition of a significant portion ... more »

Growers affected by hurricanes granted extra time for claims

Special procedures have been established to assist producers who lost crops or livestock or had other damage to their farms or ranches as a result of ... more »

AgShift launches pilot project with Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) has joined a pilot project with AgShift, a Santa-Clara, California, based agriculture technology startup, to assess the ... more »

Penn State advises control of spotted lanternfly

As the result of a mild winter, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) population is enormous this year. In many areas in early August, trees wer... more »

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease C... more »

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 importance in... 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 »


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