Crop Protection

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

California quarantine targets potential spotted lanternfly introduction

A state exterior quarantine was declared July 16 to prohibit the introduction of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, into California. Spotted lanternfly was first detected in North American in 2014 in Pennsylvania and has now... more »

New Extension app created for little cherry disease, pest scouting

Download a new phone application designed to help orchardists scout, sample and identify symptoms and insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma and little cherry virus now available at both Apple and Android. Designed by Washington State... more »

Biocontrol solutions to be provided through Corteva, Andermatt deal

Corteva Agriscience and Andermatt USA announced July 14 a multi-year agreement for two technologies that will benefit U.S. farmers. Andermatt USA is the U.S. subsidiary of Andermatt Biocontrol AG, a global company that produces microbiological products... more »

Researchers, vintners explore using UV lights to reduce powdery mildew

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon, was concerned for the safety of its employees and guests, so it invested in HVAC system improvements that purified the air using UV-C light technology... more »

Technology to treat plant pathogens and pests found by USDA ARS, partners

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that they have found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus trees, potato and tomato plants without the use of antibiotics. In collaboration... more »

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

When Allison Jonjak started her job as the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cranberry Outreach Specialist, she expected to be spending much of her time traveling around the state meeting with cranberry growers. But due to the... more »

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

A workshop for Wisconsin cranberry growers interested in raising nematodes to help control red-headed flea beetles and other insect pests on their marshes was held recently on the Pergande Cranberry Marsh north of Warrens, Wisonsin.... more »

Current Issue

Michigan cherry grower sees large crop in tough year

Tree fruit industry acceleration takes hold

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

SWD tools key drivers behind MSU lab upgrades

Michigan growers eye value-added, food processing

Ouedemans leads blueberry, cranberry research in New Jersey

Farm Market column: Consider pros and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

Notes from the Farm column: Balky machinery, lost community links and family loss

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Normalcy elusive as farm operations press on

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