Crop Protection

Michigan apple growers see some frost damage

Growers around "The Ridge" near Sparta, Michigan are currently assessing the frost damage from the cold overnight temperatures on May 7-8, with more cold expected for the morning of May 9. As of now, there... more »

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring for 2017 cherries

Elizabeth Beers, Washington State Extension scientist, tells Washington state growers that with cherry bloom behind them, and straw coming up rapidly, it’s time to finalize plans for trapping spotted wing drosophila (SWD), and thinking about which trap/lure... more »

Resources for managing cherry pesticide residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate management decisions.  Specifically, they need to know exactly where their sales desks intend to export... more »

Three new honeybee health research projects get funding

Three new research proposals submitted by Bayer and Project Apis m. have received grants from Healthy Hives 2020, a $1 million research effort to improve the health of honeybee colonies in the U.S. by the... more »

New study reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a new Cornell University study that analyzed the bee’s own food. Researchers used 120... more »

Video presents methods for using own-rooted Vitis vinifera vines

Phylloxera is a devastating insect pest of vineyards that produces galling on the leaves. More seriously, it produces a nymph stage that feeds on the roots of grapevines, either killing the vines or leaving them... more »

Saskatoon berry pesticide recommendations available from MSU

Saskatoon berries, sometimes referred to as Juneberries, have been grown on a commercial scale in Michigan for only a few years. However, this has been long enough to learn which pests and diseases are real... more »

Now is the time for scouting mummy berry in blueberries

Now is the time to scout under your blueberry bushes for mummy berry mummies. Michigan State University Extension advises scouting in “hot spots” first, especially wet areas and close to the woods with a history... 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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