Crop Protection

MSU to study effectiveness, cost of blueberry pest management strategies

A team of researchers from Michigan State University has received a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine the effectiveness and cost of new blueberry pest... more »

New leader to expand WSU’s decision system for fruit, potato growers

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County meeting topic

In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture placed a total of 281 adult fly traps on host trees in the pest-free area of Okanogan County. We documented 69 positive sites that captured 471 adult apple... more »

Asperello T34 Biocontrol label expansion means more crops to benefit     

The biofungicide Asperello  T34 Biocontrol has been granted label expansion in the US to cover an array of field-grown and protected crops. “Growers from across the U.S. had waited patiently for this,” Veronica Cervantes, Biobest... more »

Jody Gomez joins Certis USA as Southwest regional manager

Industry veteran Jody Gomez has joined the team of Columbia, Maryland-based Certis USA sales professionals, the biopesticide company announced Feb. 16. Gomez will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s extensive product... more »

Senstar insecticide effective against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla, others

Valent USA's new insecticide Senstar is being marketed to apple and pear growers as an effective treatment for such pests as woolly aphid, mealybugs and pear psylla. Senstar... more »

Respirator Fit Test Trainer Course scheduled for Feb. 18 in Washington state

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association, in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will hold a Respirator Fit Test Train the Trainer Course on Feb. 18 in Wenatchee, Washington. This workshop is designed... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds two new agronomists to US team 

Two agricultural professionals recently joined Vive Crop Protection to support Vive Crop Protection's unique Precision Chemistry products in the Southern and Northern US marketplaces. David Reif, left, Northern technical sales agronomist.... 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

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

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