Crop Protection

USDA announces $66.5 million for specialty, organic crops

USDA has announced the availability of more than $66.5 million in funding for research and Extension activities to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry and solve critical organic agricultural production issues. The grants... more »

Mid-Atlantic a great place to grow organic apples, peaches

Organic fruit growing in the mid-Atlantic region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.There are natural features in the mid-Atlantic that offer nearly ideal conditions for growing high-quality organic fruit. The climate... more »

Honeycrisp: A case of mistaken identity

Honeycrisp is arguably the most popular new apple cultivar around. Its exceptionally crisp and juicy texture set it apart from its competitors. According to breeders’ records, Honeycrisp resulted from a cross between Macoun and Honeygold... more »

More than one way to grow apples in South Tyrol

With about 8,000 people growing apples in Italy’s South Tyrol province, it’s hard to pinpoint a “typical” grower. But visiting the farms of Stefan Klotzner and Kurt Komiss – as the International Fruit Tree Association... more »

Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to its new analysis of U.S. government data.According to a news release, apples, peaches... more »

FMC launches Fracture fungicide

FMC Corp. is launching Fracture fungicide, a broad-spectrum, biological fungicide labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis and brown rot blossom blight. Fracture is a patented fungicide labeled for use in the... more »

TKI acquires norflurazon assets from Syngenta

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has purchased the herbicide assets of norflurazon (Solicam) from Syngenta Crop Protection.The product will be managed by NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of TKI.Solicam is used for control of grass... more »

USDA releases a ‘gem’ of a new pear

A new pear cultivar called Gem has been released by USDA, Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University.Agricultural Research Service horticulturist Richard Bell, at the ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West... more »

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