Crop Protection

Time to scout, manage spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the time to start scouting for twospotted spider mites. Spider... more »

California authorizes fungicide in orchards with standing water

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA DPR) has authorized the emergency application of Pristine fungicide and select other products to orchards with standing water in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties until... more »

Identifying the invasive stink bug

Several insects look similar to the invasive brown marmorat­ed stink bug (BMSB), includ­ing brown stink bug, spined soldier bug, and dusky stink bug. In fact, on www.stopBMSB.org, a website of the Northeastern IPM Center dedicated... more »

Howler puts AgBiome in market position

AgBiome, a biotechnology company, said it has compiled the world’s largest collection of fully sequenced and annotated microbes from the plant microbiome – the microbial communities in, on and around plants – and the company... more »

AgBiome receives inaugural 2016 Innovation Award

AgBiome was recently named a most innovative startup by AgFunder as part of its Innovation Awards, a program created to recognize companies introducing transformative technology to drive agriculture forward. The awards are the first of... more »

Microbial solutions firm to debut new products

Founded in 2012 by six veteran plant scientists and entrepreneurs, biotechnology company AgBiome has grown to 75 employees. The operation is housed in a 30,000-square-foot laboratory and greenhouse facility in Research Triangle Park near Raleigh,... more »

Gowan’s METTLE fungicide receives label expansion

Gowan USA has received federally-approved label expansion for METTLE 125ME fungicide to include the crop groups fruiting vegetables and cucurbits. These two new crop groups, combined with grapes and strawberries already on the label, will... more »

ADAMA USA rolls out new insecticide for specialty crops

ADAMA received full EPA registration approval for new Cormoran insecticide in November and is now rolling out the insecticide in time for the 2017 season. Cormoran addresses the need for an ovicide/larvicide in pome fruits... 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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