Crop Protection

New apple-eating moth found in shipment

A moth not known to exist in the Western Hemisphere has been found in a shipment of hardware being trucked into the United States from Canada.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the moth was... more »

FDA releases supplemental proposed rules for FSMA

On Sept. 19, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the supplemental proposed rules on produce safety, preventive controls for human food, foreign supplier verification programs and preventive controls for animal feed under... more »

Tackling phomopsis crucial for vineyards

Whether it’s battling phomopsis or other diseases, taking a cost-effective approach in designing a fungicide program is essential for vineyard management. “Consider not just the cost of the (fungicide) product but also the labor, fuel... more »

Obituary: Tom Butler, former apple division manager

Tom Butler, long-time manager of Michigan Processing Apple Growers, passed away July 25. He was 74.Butler began his career with the Michigan Processing Apple Growers Division of the Michigan Agricultural Commodities Marketing Association in 1973,... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region. The farm is currently operated by Terrence... more »

Meeting to tackle plum pox threat

The UC Davis Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center is organizing a two-day international meeting to address a new threat to the U.S. stone fruit industry, Plum Pox Virus (PPV, aka sharka disease).“Understanding and... more »

Wawona Packing issues voluntary stone fruit recall

California-based Wawona Packing has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of whole lots of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots. The fruit is being recalled because of potential listeria contamination.The... more »

New Bayer center to study health of honeybees

Bayer CropScience’s North American Bee Care Center officially opened April 15 in Research Triangle Park, N.C., site of the company’s North American headquarters. The $2.4 million, 6,000-square-foot facility – which complements the Bee Care Center... more »

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