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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Michigan blueberry growers warned of early SWD detection

  Spotted wing drosophila has made an early appearance in southwest Michigan blueberry fields. Carlos Garcia, Michigan State University Ext... more »

Methods to curb phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry

If nitrogen is managed properly, a new study suggests that concerted use of gypsum and wide drip lines can help suppress phytophthora root rot in nort... more »

Designing effective baits for SWD is no easy task

Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), is an invasive fruit fly species from eastern Asia, first seen in the United States in 2008. The species... more »

LAM International purchased by Certis USA

The biopesticide company Certis USA has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Butte, Montana-based LAM International. LAM International is a developer... more »

Mediterranean fruit fly eradicated from Los Angeles County

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Los Angeles County Agricult... more »

Fungicides applied at bloom may reduce fruit set in grapes

Figure 1. Grape cluster weight at harvest in response to a single fungicide application at full bloom in Concord grapes in Michigan in 2013. ... more »

New Delegate and Entrust labels allow for one-day PHI in bushberry crops

Dow AgroSciences has released new labels for their spinosyn insecticides Delegate and Entrust used in the bushberry crop group. These labels increase ... more »

Label expanded for use of Abamex on specialty crops

With an updated label for the insecticide Abamex from Nufarm, more specialty crops can benefit from the product’s control of pysllids, mites, leafmi... 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 ... more »

Studies show dust can affect weed control with glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides in the United States (including in tree fruits) for the post-emergent weed manage... more »


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