Crop Protection

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

Penn State: Honeycrisp and Gala reminders for August 2020

August is the month we begin to prepare for the apple harvest. While there are many good early maturing cultivars grown in the Mid-Atlantic region undoubtedly, the largest volume of fruit starts with Honeycrisp. We... more »

Michigan small fruit update includes SWD treatment options

Spotted wing drosophila continues as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries. Timely insecticide applications and fruit sampling after each application is critical to ensure the effectiveness of your control program. West central Michigan remains... more »

Jason Kuhlemeir joins AgBiome as vice president of marketing

AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth's microbial communities, announced July 28 Jason Kuhlemeier has joined the company as vice president of marketing. According to a news release, Kuhlemeier has a long successful track... more »

Homeplate approval in California provides new herbicide option for growers

Registration approval of the non-selective herbicide Homeplate by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation unlocks a new option for growers in the 2020 growing season, Certis USA officials say. California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) announced... more »

Fruit growers get a bio-stimulant for higher crop yields, securing bees

GROPRO Corp., a U.S.-based producer and supplier of bio crop protection products has recently launched into the agricultural market with a quick and steady stream of products. GROPRO combines enthusiasm and knowledge along with a... more »

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness division launches new website

Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness announced July 23 the launch of a new and improved website at wilburellisagribusiness.com. Grower focus groups, feedback sessions and much more went into developing a website that better fits growers’ needs with easier... more »

Report: Safer, more-sustainable alternatives to banned pesticide chlorpyrifos

A report issued July 16 identifies alternatives for California growers to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos and calls for continued work toward safer, more sustainable pest management practices. Following California's historic decision to end use of... more »


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