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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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 »

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 »


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