Crop Protection

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Common in soils that once held oak trees and other native forests, Armillaria mellea has a strong presence in California and the Pacific Northwest. This species is the most widely spread, is lethal to susceptible... more »

Effects of drought, botryosphaeria fungi on permanent crops webinar topic

On April 21 (3-4 p.m.), Ben Faber, University of Cooperative Extension farm advisor in Ventura County will talk about Effects of Drought and Botryosphaeria Fungi on Permanent Crops. Effects of drought are often confused with... more »

FarmHannong Co. reaches agreement with Ag Biome Innovations International

AgBiome Innovations International AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agbiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced April 7 the signing of a Commercial Supply Agreement with FarmHannong Co., a South Korean... more »

Another new AI for high-value crops submitted by Vestaron

Vestaron, a company that produces peptide-based products for crop protection, is bringing a new active ingredient for pest control to high-value field crops. With this innovation, Vestaron continues to empower growers with novel, effective chemistries... more »

Most effective spray options identified for blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is a sporadic pest of blueberries that is native to eastern North America. This tiny wasp lays its eggs into young shoots in the spring, typically during bloom, and in susceptible... more »

New Excalia fungicide provides early season protection for apples

Nufarm, in partnership with Valent Canada, has announced the arrival of Excalia, its newest horticulture fungicide registered for the control of scab and powdery mildew in apples and suppression of rhizoctonia crown and root rot... more »

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Cranberry growers are seeing a reemergence of a disease that was a serious problem in the early 1900s but rarely observed after about 1940. Cranberry false blossom nearly decimated cranberry production in some U.S. cranberry... more »

Entomologist Larry Gut honored with MSU’s Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

The Michigan State University Office of the Provost announced March 25 Larry J. Gut has been awarded a 2020 Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Recipients are chosen based on continued excellence throughout their appoint at MSU.... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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