Crop Protection

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? Not necessarily, said University of Wisco... 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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Washington state slates update for beaver control on farms

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation ... more »

WSU plans sunburn and delayed sunscald field visit

Washington State University Extension is offering a training session for growers and others seeking to learn more about sunburn and delayed su... more »

Gall wasp management guidelines in blueberries for 2017

In the past few years, blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers ha... more »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification... more »

Disaster assistance available for storms, floods

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that were affected by the recent severe storms and floo... more »

EPA extends timeline for pesticide applicators rule

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 11 announced a 12-month extension for implementation of the revised final Certification and Training of Pesticid... more »

Northwest Michigan frost damage being assessed

Unfortunately, northwest Michigan recorded some low overnight temperatures for the past two nights, May 7-9. During the early morning of May 8, the Be... more »

Pursue black stem borer spring management

Incidents of black stem borer injury to young apple orchards are on the rise in Michigan. Adults are attracted to stressed trees although they have be... more »

Michigan growers assess cold weather impact

Michigan State University Extension has issued an update on frost damage in "The Ridge" area near Sparta, Michigan. There were two very cold mornings... more »

Michigan apple growers see some frost damage

Growers around "The Ridge" near Sparta, Michigan are currently assessing the frost damage from the cold overnight temperatures on May 7-8, with more c... more »


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