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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Moth Fallout Leads Committee to Pass Two Bills

An Assembly committee approved a pair of bills Wednesday that were written in response to public outcry over the state's plans for aerial spraying of ... more »

Bay Area Officials and Residents Rally to Oppose Aerial Spraying of Moth

Dozens of Bay Area residents of all ages gathered at the steps of San Francisco City Hall this afternoon to demonstrate their support for a resolution... more »

Carpinteria Hit with Quarantine Because of Apple Moth Discovery

A 10-square-mile area in Carpinteria has been placed under quarantine because of the discovery of two light brown apple moths, a crop-destroying scour... more »

Moth Spray PR Falls on Deaf Ears

California's agricultural secretary defended plans Tuesday to continue aerial spraying for the light brown apple moth this summer, saying it's the onl... more »

A Safe, No-Cost Fruit and Berry Fungicide

People who live in wet climates are often all too familiar with the effects of mildew on such plants as gooseberries, currants, raspberries, grapes, p... more »

Fruit Pests Aren’t Just Somebody Else’s Problem

For the last two years, Patty and Joe Yahne repeatedly complained that codling moths from their neighbor's unsprayed orchard were costing them plenty ... more »

Apple Moth Spraying to Start This Summer in S.F. Bay Area

California agricultural authorities announced Wednesday plans to spray a pesticide over cities in the Bay Area and Central Coast to stop a crop-eating... more »

An Energetic Resolution for the Coming Year

It’s a great year to make New Year’s resolutions. Elections are coming this fall, and from the amount and earliness of the political activ... more »

Hundreds of Health Complaints Followed Apple Moth Spraying

The number of people who suffered burning eyes, scratchy throats and other ailments after the state sprayed Santa Cruz and Monterey counties for the l... more »

Prices of Juice Apples Have Gotten Positively … Juicy

After nearly a decade of low and flat prices for juice apples, prices were sharply higher this fall, rising for the second year in a row. Apple juice ... more »

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