Crop Protection

Harvard fruit project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food... more »

Penn State: Spring management recommendations for pests

This year, the forecasted accumulation of degree days base 43° F for April 28, 2015, is even lower than the corresponding number for 2014. As the colder weather influences the general development of insect pests,... more »

Penn State: Tree fruit diseases to manage during May

May is the battleground month for disease management: growers need to be on alert for apple scab, fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, cherry leaf spot, brown rot and bacterial spot infection conditions. Here is what... more »

CPS donates crop protection products to MSU

Crop Production Services has donated $3,000 worth of fungicide and adjuvant products to Michigan State University (MSU), a donation made in conjunction with the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission.The donation – 25 30-pound bags of Roper... more »

Titan Farms to open new facility

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables in the Southeast, confirmed today that the upgrade and expansion of their packing facility is on schedule for a May grand opening. The upgrade... more »

New Age/Landmark expands food safety offerings

New Age/Landmark in South Haven, Michigan, which provides on-site environmental, agricultural and food safety testing services, recently received Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation for Biological, Chemical, and Environmental Testing according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and meets the... more »

Honeybee diagnostic services could be coming to MSU

Michigan State University Diagnostic Services has been a source for timely identification of plant virus and pathogens, plant-parasitic nematodes and insect pests since 1999. This multidisciplinary team of professional biologists has traditionally served growers, homeowners,... more »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, spring is slow to arrive in 2015. Fruit growers tend to be pleased with... more »


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