Crop Protection

Manager found guilty over apple storage unit deaths

Andrew Stocker, a produce manager in the United Kingdom, was found guilty of the manslaughter of two workers he asked to select apples from a low-oxygen storage unit without using breathing apparatus, according to The... more »

RHYME fungicide launched for powdery mildew control in grapes

California and Arizona growers have a new fungicide for disease management in fresh, table and wine grapes. Available for the first time in 2015, RHYME fungicide offers control of powdery mildew and black rot in... more »

First spotted wing Drosophila detected for 2015

The Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) monitoring network detected the first SWD in traps baited with commercial lures late last week in Berrien and Benzie counties. The Berrien County detection was from a... more »

Disease management considerations for winter-injured blueberries

With winter injury hitting blueberries hard in 2015, it is easy to contemplate giving up on some fields altogether. If you have decided to forego harvest because there is not enough fruit to justify harvesting,... more »

United Fresh announces Class 21 of the Produce Industry Leadership Program

The United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce the 12 members of the 2015-2016 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 21. Sponsored by a grant from DuPont Crop Protection, this program was... more »

Captan Gold 4L now registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site contact fungicide, Captan Gold 4L penetrates fungal spores, protecting high-value crops against... more »

Penn State researches pesticides and pollinators

Researchers believe that long term honey bee declines are a result of a complex set of factors. The primary suspects are: poor nutrition, pesticides, pathogens/ parasites, and poor quality genetic stock. Here we will consider... more »

Obituary: Gene Veliquette

Gene Alan Veliquette, 67, died Sunday, June 7, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. He was a well-known cherry grower in northwest Michigan.Gene was the son of the late Beverly C. (Bev) and... more »


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