Crop Protection

Carolina Locust introduces sustainable agrarian products

Carolina Locust launched a new line of sustainable agrarian products for the 2015 gardening season.This new agrarian line provides a wide variety of products for the garden including vineyard and orchard stakes, posts, compost bins,... more »

USDA seeking public comment on mandatory food recalls draft

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a notice in the Federal Register that a draft guidance for industry on mandatory food recalls is available for public comment.The FDA has the authority to order... more »

Penn State: Fire blight alert this week

All predictive models indicate a high risk for fire blight infection this week due to the high temperature, humidity, and chance of rain showers in the forecast. Growers should begin protecting blossoms with streptomycin on... more »

Pennsylvania growers: Install pheromone dispensers this week

From the insect perspective, the weather pattern of the 2015 season looks very similar to weather observed during the 2014 season. The 2015 season biofix for the Oriental fruit moth (OMF) was established on April... more »

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 »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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