Crop Protection

New formula doubles performance of SWD lure

A new study on chemical lures for trapping and monitoring spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has optimized a formula for significantly greater attraction. A lure for catching and monitoring in D. suzukii populations was developed in... more »

Widespread detections of San Jose scale in northwest Michigan tree fruit

  Michigan State University Extension's reports on San Jose scale's arrival in northwest Michigan tree fruit. "In past seasons, we have observed large populations of San Jose scale on sweet cherries in the northwest Michigan,... more »

Michigan peach, apple growers offered BMSB clinic

Michigan peach and apple growers get learn more about the brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB) at an upcoming event. Registration is now open for the BMSB Clinic to learn how to manage this important new pest in... more »

West central Michigan blueberry growers receive heads up

Spring frosts caused some damage to blueberries and strawberries but no significant impact will be observed on most berry crops in west central Michigan. For the past two weeks weather in west central Michigan was... more »

Vestaron wins Michigan SmartZone Small Business of the Year Award

Vestaron has won the SmartZone Small Business of the Year award from the state of Michigan. The state is divided into 20 Smart Zones, and a representative from each was vying for the title. Vestaron... more »

Most common weeds in broadleaf, specialty crops listed

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, while common... more »

Washington state slates update for beaver control on farms

A workshop for farmers trying to deal with problems caused by beavers and beaver dams will be presented 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Carnation Farms’ Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road, Carnation, Washington. According... more »

WSU plans sunburn and delayed sunscald field visit

Washington State University Extension is offering a training session for growers and others seeking to learn more about sunburn and delayed sunscald in tree fruit. The event will be held from 10-11:45 a.m. on May... more »

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