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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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 »

West central Michigan blueberry growers receive heads up

Spring frosts caused some damage to blueberries and strawberries but no significant impact will be observed on most berry crops in west central Michig... more »

Vestaron wins Michigan SmartZone Small Business of the Year Award

Vestaron has won the SmartZone Small Business of the Year award from the state of Michigan. The state is divided into 20 Smart Zones, and a representa... more »

Most common weeds in broadleaf, specialty crops listed

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in... more »


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