Crop Protection

Michigan fruit update released

Michigan State University (MSU) has released a seasonal fruit production update. An April 16 email outlined updates on fruit crops in a variety of regions, including Southeast, West central, Grand Rapids and Southwest Michigan.  ... more »

Biologicals provider achieves zero waste

Biologicals provider Pro Farm Group Inc. (ProFarm) has achieved Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification for its reduction of waste. Guided by Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium) and its Destination Zero team, ProFarm attained TRUE... more »

2024 Michigan Fruit Management Guide available

The Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. This year’s version of the Michigan Fruit Management Guide has been released by Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. The Michigan Fruit... more »

MSU grape spring meeting focuses on season prep

Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) grape spring kick-off meeting is scheduled to help growers prepare for the 2024 growing season. The meeting is scheduled for April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the... more »

Biofungicide Mevalone approved for use in California

Sipcam Agro USA has launched biofungicide Mevalone in California. The fungicide has been used by grape growers in the U.S. and Europe for several years to manage bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine,... more »

Consider options before cutting inputs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that farming profits are predicted to fall in 2024. As growers look to balance expenses and outcomes, they may be tempted to cut inputs from their crop nutrition plan.... more »

Early season reminders for grower application timings

Because there have been starts and stops to the Michigan’s 2024 field season due to weather, Michigan State University Extension reminds growers to be on top of management decisions as phenological stages are likely to... more »

Partnership expands grower biostimulant access

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop protection and natural pollination supplier. The partnership provides the Dartmouth, NS, Canada-based Acadian’s U.S. customers with... more »

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