Crop Protection

New tool gives apple farms hope in fight against spring freezes

This February’s warm weather is nice in the Northeast, but apple farmers may pay a price if winter roars back. To help growers assess precarious temperatures in turbulent springs, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart... more »

Survey seeks input on Enviroweather website redesign

Michigan State University (MSU) is working on modernizing its Enviroweather website. This is a major undertaking and will involve changes in the programming structure as well as the website appearance, according to the university. While the... more »

Southern IPM Center funds new projects

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. Over the next year, the Southern IPM Center will spend a total... more »

Time to scout, manage spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the time to start scouting for twospotted spider mites. Spider... more »

California authorizes fungicide in orchards with standing water

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA DPR) has authorized the emergency application of Pristine fungicide and select other products to orchards with standing water in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties until... more »

Identifying the invasive stink bug

Several insects look similar to the invasive brown marmorat­ed stink bug (BMSB), includ­ing brown stink bug, spined soldier bug, and dusky stink bug. In fact, on www.stopBMSB.org, a website of the Northeastern IPM Center dedicated... more »

Howler puts AgBiome in market position

AgBiome, a biotechnology company, said it has compiled the world’s largest collection of fully sequenced and annotated microbes from the plant microbiome – the microbial communities in, on and around plants – and the company... more »

AgBiome receives inaugural 2016 Innovation Award

AgBiome was recently named a most innovative startup by AgFunder as part of its Innovation Awards, a program created to recognize companies introducing transformative technology to drive agriculture forward. The awards are the first of... more »

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