Crop Protection

Growers aided by Pierce’s disease funding

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) praised the recent inclusion of a $5 million one-year augmentation for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) in the 2017-18 state budget,... more

Crop load, better nutrient management curb bitter pit

Multiple years of studies in Pennsylvania grower orchards are providing additional clues for managing Honeycrisp in the orchard to prevent bitter pit following ... more

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Blueberry growers urged to take stock of SWD pressure

Blueberry harvest is in full swing in Michigan all counties. Fruit is of excellent quality and flavor but growers need to pay attention to spotted win... more »

Optimize preharvest sprays for managing postharvest diseases

For most postharvest diseases of apple and pear, infections are initiated in the orchard at different times during the growing season. As the ha... more »

Second generation codling moth, Oriental fruit moth seen

The flight of the second generation codling moth started recently in most orchards located in South-central Pennsylvania. With the extended flight of ... more »

Lengthening crop rotations curtails weeds, pests

According to the USDA report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation, temperatures in the next 40 years are expe... more »

New AzaGuard formulation released by BioSafe Systems

BioSafe Systems has released a new formulation of AzaGuard Insecticide/Nematicide. A common inert used in emulsified concentrates was recently put ... more »

Extension researchers show off trials on last day of IFTA tour

Extension researchers showed their work Tuesday, July 18 during the final day of the 2017 International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) Summer Study Tou... more »

Bagging peaches omits insects and diseases, increases yields

When Clemson University fruit specialist Juan Carlos Melgar suggested putting a paper bag over a peach to detract insects and diseases during producti... more »

Best practices for minimizing SWD infestation are reviewed

Michigan State University Extension fruit team members continue to monitor for spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) across the fruit producing regions of ... more »

UGA’s new fruit pathologist to focus on disease management

Jonathan Oliver’s study of blueberries and his homegrown knowledge of citrus makes the Palatka, Florida, native a valuable addition to the Universit... more »

Will SWD become a pest of saskatoon berries in 2017?

Laboratory studies at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center have shown spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is capable of laying eggs and ... more »


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