Fungicides

Some Florida strawberries show Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

Valent USA gets EPA registration of new Excalia fungicide for apples

Apple growers now have a new defense against powdery mildew, apple scab and rust diseases with the EPA registration of Excalia Fungicide from Valent U.S.A. According to a news release, with excellent locally systemic and translaminar... more »

Late season disease management in grapes outlined

Late season fruit rots: Sour rot complex, botrytis and ripe rot are major concerns in the Midwest. Though it’s been pretty dry across much of Indiana recently, some untimely rains can lead to disaster. Once... more »

AgBiome’s Howler gets California’s state registration

AgBiome’s Howler fungicide was recently approved by the state regulators in California and New York, according to a news release from the company. Howler is listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) as a fungicide.... more »

Vive Crop Protection, Marrone Bio to bring crop protection solutions to growers

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions company, and Vive Crop Protection, a precision chemistry solutions firm and owner of the patented Allosperse technology, announced an agreement Aug. 6 that will... more »

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

Penn State: Honeycrisp and Gala reminders for August 2020

August is the month we begin to prepare for the apple harvest. While there are many good early maturing cultivars grown in the Mid-Atlantic region undoubtedly, the largest volume of fruit starts with Honeycrisp. We... more »

Newly discovered pathogen in NY apples causes bitter rot disease

In a study of New York state apple orchards, Cornell University plant pathologists have identified a new fungal pathogen that causes bitter rot disease in apples. In addition, a second related fungus known to cause... more »

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