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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Extension researchers show off trials on last day of IFTA tour

Extension researchers showed their work Tuesday, July 18 during the final day of the 2017 International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) Summer Study Tou... more »

Bagging peaches omits insects and diseases, increases yields

When Clemson University fruit specialist Juan Carlos Melgar suggested putting a paper bag over a peach to detract insects and diseases during producti... more »

Best practices for minimizing SWD infestation are reviewed

Michigan State University Extension fruit team members continue to monitor for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) across the fruit producing regions of ... more »

UGA’s new fruit pathologist to focus on disease management

Jonathan Oliver’s study of blueberries and his homegrown knowledge of citrus makes the Palatka, Florida, native a valuable addition to the Universit... more »

Will SWD become a pest of saskatoon berries in 2017?

Laboratory studies at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center have shown spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is capable of laying eggs and ... more »

Plan to change when dealing with spotted wing drosophila

In 2017, we are seeing an early start to spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) and there is a good crop of berries on host plants in the woods. To me, this mea... more »

Semios wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Semios, a provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, has been na... more »

Treating peaches with edge damage from oriental fruit moth

Growers in west central Michigan diligently applied mating disruption to most peach orchards in response to heavy oriental fruit moth damage to the cr... more »

Bruce joins HELM Agro US in sales manager role

HELM Agro US has hired John Bruce as sales  manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sal... more »

Brown marmorated stink bug monitoring, management crucial

A Penn State University Extension tree fruit entomologist issued a communication informing growers it is time to start again seriously plan for the ac... more »


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