Crop Protection

Great Lakes EXPO expands trade show for farm market exhibitors

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will add a second Trade Show Hall for 2015. The new hall, designated especially for farm market exhibitors, will be located just across the aisle from... more »

DuPont Zorvec receives registration approval from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which DuPont Crop Protection will market under the trademark Zorvec. DuPont Zorvec is the first member of a new class... more »

Berks County township quarantined following spotted lanternfly discovery

Another Berks County township (Pennsylvania) is quarantined in the fight to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect new to the United States that was first found in the area last fall. The... more »

Final preventive controls rule of FSMA sent to Federal Register

In compliance with a court deadline, the FDA has submitted the final preventive controls rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act to the Federal Register for publication. Although the rules have been submitted, no details have yet... more »

Powdery mildew on blueberries – not symptoms you’d expect

Powdery mildew, a warm-weather high-humidity disease, is present in some blueberry plantings. Lowbush, highbush, and rabbiteye blueberries are all affected. Symptoms on blueberries are different from those on most other plants, and could be mistaken... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for Aug. 25

In the 11th week of monitoring spotted wing Drosophila (SWD), the summer increase continues with 95 percent of all of sites in the network reporting SWD in traps this week. The highest per trap average came from... more »

Apple Harvest Time: Managing pre-harvest and postharvest rots

The biggest disease concern this time of year is keeping fruit free of rots as they are nearing the home stretch of the season. The recent bouts of rain and prolonged warm weather are ideal... more »

USDA Webinar: ‘A Breach of Contract is Established Under PACA: Now What?’

The Agricultural Marketing Services' Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Division presents "A Breach of Contract is Established Under PACA: Now What?" webinar to explore the steps after a breach of contract is determined. The webinar is scheduled for Sept. 10... more »

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Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

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