Crop Protection

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? Not necessarily, said University of Wisco... more

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies... more

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MSU hosting SWD Summit Nov. 9

Michigan State University Extension, MSU AgBioResearch and the Cherry Marketing Institute will host the 2016 Spotted Wing Drosophila Summit on Nov. 9... more »

Vestaron Spider Product Offers Potential SWD Control

Trevor Nichols Research Center, Michigan State University, discusses control of spotted wing drosophila in blueberries. He spoke at a research fi... watch »

Luna fungicide receives label expansion in California

Luna fungicide is now approved for use on a wider range of fruit, tree nut and vegetable crops in California. “This label expansion offers key f... more »

Integrated approach needed for rodent management in orchards

As the 2016 apple harvest wraps up in many areas in Michigan in the next week or so, there are many tasks to get done before winter gets here. Michiga... more »

California growers find new technique for controlling spray drift

Controlling pesticide spray drift has been an important topic in California given the potential human health impacts and new practical solutions are a... more »

Timorex Gold biofungicide now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The... more »

Renewed registration issued for products containing sulfoxaflor

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) re-established the registration of products containing sulfoxaflor (Isoclast Active), including Transfo... more »

Apple insect pests targeted by farmer-driven research in northern New York

As the 2016 apple harvest nears completion, researchers with funding from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program are eag... more »

EPA registration granted for BioSpectra 100SC

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation have approved its application for Pace International's Bi... more »

BMSB still damaging Michigan fruit

This is the ninth and final report for 2016 of the Michigan State University Extension brown marmorated stink bug monitoring network. Last week, 29 n... more »


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