Fungicides

Botryosphaeria stem blight of blueberry a concern in Southeast

Recently, the number of Botryosphaeria stem blight infected blueberry bushes is increasing in Alabama farms. Blueberry stem blight (Botryosphaeria dothidea) is a fungal disease known as the primary disease limiting establishment of blueberry plantings in the Southeast. Pathogen... more »

New plant disease detected in Louisiana strawberries

A new disease called Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot caused by the Neopestalotiopsis fungus species has been detected on strawberries in Tangipahoa Parish. Louisiana State University AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh said an aggressive... more »

Workshop set on building better spray programs for vineyards in Michigan

Are you a Michigan grape grower and want to feel more confident about fungicide spray program design? Join in March 23, from 1-5 p.m. for a virtual Fungicide Resistance Management Extension Workshop. Fungicide resistance to... more »

Scab-immune apple varieties are worth a try in the backyard

Apples are one of the most popular fruits consumed by people of all ages. They come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, tastes and are used in many products as a primary and secondary... more »

Commercial potential for Evoca improved by Biotalys

Biotalys, an agricultural technology  company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Jan. 25 it has achieved a breakthrough in protein expression of the bioactive ingredient of its first biocontrol product Evoca. According... more »

Sym-Agro’s Eckosil Shield manages heat and abiotic stress, cuts sunburn

Sym-Agro announced Nov. 18 the introduction of Eckosil Shield, a new OMRI listed silicon-based stress mitigation solution for organic farming and conventional agriculture. Eckosil is based on soluble orthosilicate technology which quickly absorbs into treated... more »

Biotalys’ first biocontrol demonstrates efficacy for growers 

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Nov. 15 the strong performance of its first biofungicide Evoca for grapes and strawberries in independent efficacy field trials... more »

Crown rot disease detected in Louisiana strawberries

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

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