Crop Protection

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 »

Expect to see more technology in produce facilities

There are two elements about the fresh-cut produce line of the future that we can be sure of: raw product will be received and a finished product will depart. The territory between these entry and... more »

European brown rot spore levels are high in tart cherry orchards

After examining European brown rot strikes from tart cherry tree samples in northwest Michigan, extensive sporulation was observed, particularly at the base of dead flowers infected last year. Initiate control sprays at popcorn this year.... more »

Rutgers breeding program puts science first

The process leading to the release of breakthrough cranberry varieties at Rutgers University represents a nearly 30-year evolution. Driving the program to these heights has been Nicholi Vorsa and his colleagues. After starting the cranberry... more »

Fresh fruit exports increase in 2013

Fiscal year 2013 proved to be another record-breaking year for U.S. agricultural exports, according to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).In fiscal year 2013, U.S. agricultural exports increased by $5 billion, bringing the... more »

European brown rot could hit cherries again

There was a major outbreak of European brown rot in Michigan’s tart cherry crop in spring 2013. Hopefully, there won’t be an outbreak this year, but much depends on the weather, said George Sundin, a... more »

Arkansas blackberry breeding effort flourishing

Arkansas fruit breeding has been in full swing for 50 years. Based on recent successes, there are indications the program will continue to thrive well into the future. The Arkansas blackberry breeding program was on... more »

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