Fungicides

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 »

Cevya fungicide from BASF gets approval for use in California

California grape, tree fruit, pome and stone fruit growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF after it received registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Cevya fungicide delivers strong disease control against powdery... more »

Watch for Neopestalotiopsis disease in strawberry

If you grow strawberry or are somehow related to the strawberry industry, you must have heard about a new emerging disease, Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot, caused by the fungus Neopestalotiopsis sp. The taxonomy of this... more »

Pestalotia an emerging disease of strawberries in the Southeast

Growers are beginning to prepare the ground for strawberry planting, which typically begins late in September and continues through mid-October – depending on the location in the state. Plants are ordered in June or July... more »

2021 NW Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting set for Sept. 17

Join winegrape growers from northwest Michigan at the 2021 Northwest Michigan Grape Preharvest Meeting on Friday, Sept.17 from 2-4 p.m. hosted by the Michigan State University Extension Grape Team. This in-person meeting will be held... more »

Southern blight of apple new disease for Pennsylvania fruit growers

The 2021 growing season has been producing a couple of surprises, the latest being increased incidences of southern blight on apple. Southern blight of apple was first observed in Pennsylvania in 2018 and, unfortunately, is... more »

Apple summer rots, sooty blotch and flyspeck addressed in Wisconsin

As the apple harvest season is upon us in Wisconsin, apple fruit diseases may become more apparent and their impacts on fruit quality and yield do not go unnoticed. Understanding when the pathogens infect, the... more »

Another tool for California to fight yield loss due to diseases rooted in fungi

Attune Agriculture, the leader in developing performance based agricultural products using hydrocolloid technology, announced Aug. 5 that Ampersand adjuvant is now approved for use with fungicides in California. Ampersand is now officially approved for use... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower