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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Pheromone-Based Approaches To Managing Pests

Many fruit growers are making pheromone-based mating disruption the foundation of their pest management programs. An estimated 500,000 acres worldwide... more »

Having a panic

It’s hard to know what to make of all the food safety scares and product recalls these days. There are several ways to look at it. 1. Something ... more »

Control Codling Moth Without Organophosphate Sprays

Azinphos-methyl (AZM, Guthion) has been the most-used insecticide in apples since the late 1960s, primarily as a control for apple’s key pest, t... more »

Codling Moth 101: Managing the New Tools and Methods

If EPA had had its way, the insecticide Guthion would be long gone by now. But for the last decade, the fruit industry has fought to retain key uses o... more »

No Codling Moth Disruptions so far in Shipments to Taiwan

Washington fruit companies have passed the critical period of market-ruining codling moth discoveries in shipments of apples to Taiwan. (The Wenatchee... more »

Not Many Have Been Able To Grow Them

When Anthony Owens started on the path to growing apples organically, he was part of a group of growers who decided to collaborate and take a shot at ... more »

Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show

The 2009 Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 20-22, at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich. The three-... more »

Elections Spur Outpourings of Hope for Progress

Within hours after Sen. Barack Obama became president-elect of the United States, agricultural organizations began issuing statements of congratulatio... more »

Growers Plan To Replant Some Orchard Sites Lost To Plum Pox

Tim Weiser plans to plant 7 acres of stone fruit next spring, and some of his neighbors are planting, too. That’s a big deal in Adams County. Ad... more »

English Growers Love Their High Tunnels

Growing sweet cherries in England is a challenge, to say the least, with the constant moisture and windy conditions. Organic sweet cherry plantings in... more »

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