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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Bayer’s Grow On initiative aims to help communicate sustainable practices

Bayer introduces Grow On, an initiative to provide growers with tools to identify, implement and communicate sustainable farming practices. Grow On pr... more »

Tour observantly through orchards to detect potato leafhopper

Potato leafhopper (PLH) does not overwinter in the northeast but instead migrates on thermals (warm air masses) from the south. It is generally a more... more »

AMVAC acquires crop protection lines from Adama

American Vanguard on June 6 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corp. (AMVAC) has completed the acquisition of three crop prote... more »

Deer damage targeted with funds allocated in New Jersey

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Douglas H. Fisher announced June 6 that the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) has approved $456,122 in ... more »

Michigan State University researchers get grant to target SWD in tart cherries

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today awarde... more »

Rainfast characteristics of insecticides on fruit reviewed

The rainfall events experienced in Michigan have prompted questions about the relative “rainfastness” of the insecticides used in fruit production... more »

US House rolls back pesticide regulations

The U.S. House of Representatives on May 24 approved bipartisan legislation to eliminate "an unnecessary, duplicative, and costly regulatory process ... more »

New formula doubles performance of SWD lure

A new study on chemical lures for trapping and monitoring spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has optimized a formula for significantly greater attraction. ... more »

Widespread detections of San Jose scale in northwest Michigan tree fruit

  Michigan State University Extension's reports on San Jose scale's arrival in northwest Michigan tree fruit. "In past seasons, we have obs... more »

Michigan peach, apple growers offered BMSB clinic

Michigan peach and apple growers get learn more about the brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB) at an upcoming event. Registration is now open for the BMS... more »

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