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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Biological products trade association changes name

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association rep... more »

Marrone Bio advances novel bacteria into product development

Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) will advance certain novel bacteria and Evogene-identified related proteins into MBI’s bioinsecticide product developm... more »

ChemChina a step closer to acquiring Syngenta

ChemChina and Syngenta have received approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission for the proposed acquisition of Synge... more »

Manage oriental fruit moths using mating disruption

Introduction Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »

Matrix SG supplemental label approved for blueberry, caneberry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Section 3 Supplemental Label for use of the herbicide Matrix SG 25 percent WDG (rimsulfu... more »

FMC acquires part of DuPont’s Crop Protection business

FMC Corporation and DuPont have signed a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont's Crop Protection business it must divest to co... more »

Georgia sees thriving grape industry

Georgia’s grape industry, once dormant, is now thriving, according to Phillip Brannen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit plant patho... more »

Chateau Herbicide SW receives label expansion

Valent U.S.A. has received a federally approved label expansion for Chateau Herbicide SW to include citrus and caneberries. The registration is a new... more »

Summer crop protection planning starts now for grape growers

{Sponsored} California’s grape growing season is here — and it’s time to start planning your summer pest protection program. “Growers are f... more »

Calcium improves tree health, fruit production

{Sponsored} It’s no secret: calcium plays a vital role in fruit production. It improves tree health and improves fruit storability and shelf life. ... more »


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