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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SWD’s Impact on Virginia Grapes, Berries

Doug Pfeiffer, an entomologist with Virginia Tech, discusses the susceptibility of grapes and berries to spotted wing drosophila.... watch »

Freezing temperatures threaten Alabama strawberry, peach crops

The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both frui... more »

Carrier develops natural refrigerant container units

Carrier Transicold has launched its NaturaLINE natural-refrigerant based system. Carrier Transicold is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a... more »

New Jersey to allow growers to protect flowering crops from deep freeze

With the state expected to plunge into a deep freeze for the next several days, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Depart... more »

Apply dormant sprays to manage fungal, bacterial diseases

I have to be brutally honest: I am nowhere near ready for the commencement of the 2017 season. Typically, I enjoy the breather between the marathon wi... more »

USDA announces $12.1M for crop protection, pest management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop P... 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 de... more »

Long-lasting insecticide nets show promise for BMSB control

In the effort to control the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), agricultural and urban pest management professionals may have a ... more »

Attracticidal sphere lures spotted wing drosophila to their demise

It looks like a fruit, but it’s definitely not as healthy. According to Entomology Today, it’s the attracticidal sphere, and a new study shows ... more »

Use copper sprays, orchard sanitation to manage disease

This winter probably will go down as the winter that wasn’t. Although my schedule is pretty jam packed during the “off season,” there is a resto... more »


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