Crop Protection

NNYADP apple pest research shows IPM value

Technical assistance and outreach funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is informing commercial apple growers in the northeastern region of New York State to effectively manage key orchard pests. Cornell Cooperative... more »

Penn State advises control of spotted lanternfly

As the result of a mild winter, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) population is enormous this year. In many areas in early August, trees were completely covered with feeding nymphs. Unsurprisingly, reports of spotted lanternfly... more »

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget, saying the money was much-needed. Pierce’s... more »

Health protections pursued against chlorpyrifos use in California

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced Aug. 18 that both the California Department of Pesticide Regulation and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment are pursuing health protections on one of the most widely... more »

Howler from AgBiome receives EPA registration

AgBiome's Howler fungicide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first product to be marketed by AgBiome Innovations and developed by AgBiome Inc., is a biological fungicide that is highly effective against fungal diseases... more »

Grapevine leafroll associated virus addressed in Pennsylvania

As if winegrape growers don’t have enough challenges in this day and age, the effects of grapevine viruses have been taking on greater importance in eastern vineyards over the past several years. Studies examining grapevine... more »

SWD detected in wide range of fruit crops in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension fruit team members are wrapping up monitoring for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) in crops that have been harvested, and SWD activity has now been detected in most locations where there are fruit crops being... more »

Fruit rot management options seen for pome, stone fruit

Management considerations are discussed for mitigating pome and stone fruit rots. Hail damaged fruit destined for juicing still need protection from rots. We are in the middle of a delicious peach harvest and apples aren’t... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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