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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Eradication Needed, Ag Officials Say

The Australian light brown apple moth is described by the California Department of Food and Agriculture as a serious new insect pest that has been det... more »

Battle to eradicate plum pox continues in three states, Canada

The battle to rid North America of the plum pox virus, first detected in Pennsylvania in 1999, is proceeding unabated in the four areas where it has b... more »

Spray Plan Spurs Protest: Group Opposes Spreading of Chemical for Moth

A small group gathered at Laguna Grande Park in Seaside on Tuesday to protest the proposed spraying of a pheromone to control the light brown apple mo... more »

Officials Delay Spraying for Apple Moth on Coast

Public outcry has caused a delay in plans to spray Marina and the northern Monterey Peninsula with moth pheromones, state officials said Thursday. Sal... more »

UC Cooperative Extension Battles Back From Drastic State Budget Cuts

When it comes to agriculture in the United States, it doesn’t get much bigger than California. The Western state stretches hundreds of miles fro... more »

New Distribution Center Empowers Growers

A new distribution center in Florida packed up to 50,000 pounds of blueberries a day during the peak season and has the potential to pack even more wh... more »

Moth has Invaded Napa, too

An invasive moth that threatens many California crops has been found in a trap in Napa County, representing a potentially major threat to the prized g... more »

Pursuit of Grants Alters Washington Extension Priorities

This is the fifth story in a series about the future of Extension. Contrary to the opinions of most of his old professors, Tim Smith is not a loser. I... more »

Honeycrisp a Beauty To Buyers, a Pain for producers

At $60 to $70 a box wholesale, Honeycrisp apples are well worth talking about – and that’s what the Fruit Ridge Pomesters did during their... more »

Taiwan Bans Chilean Apples After Moth Larva Found

Taiwan has halted imports of apples from Chile, the island's second-largest supplier of fresh apples, after quarantine officials discovered codling mo... more »


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