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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Washington state apple pesticide residue study released

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission (WTFRC) has conducted annual trials to evaluate pesticide residues on Gala apples. This y... more »

Intuity fungicide registered for grape botrytis, powdery mildew

Valent U.S.A.'s Intuity fungicide has been registered in the U.S. and California for botrytis control and powdery mildew suppression in wine grapes. A... more »

No pesticides near schools, day cares in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, wh... more »

Michigan location set for Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop

A Restricted Use Pesticide Workshop for private and commercial applicators will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Berrien County MSU Extension office, ... more »

Methyl bromide’s departure draws USDA appeal

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make funding available to research new, environmentally-friendly pesticides, and innovat... more »

IPM to boost speciality crops pursued through USDA grants

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded grants to bring safer, more effective pest management approaches to farms and com... more »

Samurai wasps seen as way to attack stink bugs

The samurai wasp could be the country’s best chance at beating back a stink bug that’s invading the Great Lakes region. That’s what researche... more »

FDA report: Minimal pesticide residue issues detected

A new Food and Drug Administration report indicates 98 percent of domestic and 90 percent of imported foods tested in fiscal year 2015 met federal pes... more »

Stink bug invasion subject of ARS research efforts

The invasive brown marmorated stink bug causes problems for homeowners and farmers and threatens U.S. specialty crops valued at over $20 billion. Farm... more »

Nufarm receives OMRI listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide

Nufarm Americas has received OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute) listing for Cuproxat FL Copper Fungicide – an innovative solution for the s... more »


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