Crop Protection

Treating peaches with edge damage from oriental fruit moth

Growers in west central Michigan diligently applied mating disruption to most peach orchards in response to heavy oriental fruit moth damage to the crop in 2016. Oriental fruit moth captures in traps at many sites this... more »

Bruce joins HELM Agro US in sales manager role

HELM Agro US has hired John Bruce as sales manager for the company’s newly created Eastern Corn Belt and Northeast sales territory. This new sales region was created to increase the level of customer service provided... more »

Brown marmorated stink bug monitoring, management crucial

A Penn State University Extension tree fruit entomologist issued a communication informing growers it is time to start again seriously plan for the activities related to the monitoring and management of the brown marmorated stink... more »

Michigan blueberry growers warned of early SWD detection

  Spotted wing drosophila has made an early appearance in southwest Michigan blueberry fields. Carlos Garcia, Michigan State University Extension educator, issued the following notification for growers on June 24: "Today, while checking recently placed... more »

Methods to curb phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry

If nitrogen is managed properly, a new study suggests that concerted use of gypsum and wide drip lines can help suppress phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry and increase production in field soils where... more »

Designing effective baits for SWD is no easy task

Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), is an invasive fruit fly species from eastern Asia, first seen in the United States in 2008. The species is devastating to fruit crops, causing economic losses in the U.S.... more »

LAM International purchased by Certis USA

The biopesticide company Certis USA has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Butte, Montana-based LAM International. LAM International is a developer and manufacturer of several leading bioinsecticide products, including Botanigard and Mycotrol, and has... more »

Mediterranean fruit fly eradicated from Los Angeles County

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s office have eradicated a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation centered near the Panorama... more »

Current Issue

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

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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