Crop Protection

Oregon State entomologists develop organic product to control SWD

The invasive spotted wing drosophila first arrived in Oregon in 2009. While its fruit fly cousins lay their eggs in overripe fruit, this insect lays eggs in berries, cherries and other soft fruits as they... more »

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent Hemant Gohil divides cold damage fighting efforts into two categories: Active and passive. While some of active methods of resistance are highly effective, they often require expensive and complicated equipment –... more »

Bayer seals agreement with Roundup litigation plaintiffs’ counsel on class plan

Bayer announced Feb. 3 a formal agreement with plaintiffs’ class counsel on a class plan designed to manage and resolve future Roundup cases. According to a Bayer news release, plaintiffs’ class counsel are filed a... more »

Workshop set on building better spray programs for vineyards in the Midwest

Are you are a Midwest grape grower and want to feel more confident about fungicide spray program design? Join us March 2 or 4, for a virtual workshop on building better spray programs for vineyards... more »

Syngenta Crop Protection, Insilico partner to harness artificial intelligence

Syngenta Crop Protection is collaborating with artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning company Insilico Medicine to accelerate the invention and development of new, more effective crop protection solutions that protect crops from diseases, weeds and... more »

Registration expanded for Timorex Act OMRI-certified biofungicide

STK bio-ag technologies, Israel’s innovative leader in botanical-based organic and hybrid solutions for sustainable agriculture and aquaculture, announces that Timorex Act organic biofungicide is now registered throughout Mexico, with Syngenta as the exclusive distributor. According... more »

Insight gained about bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors

Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly, wine and other important products.... more »

Larger laboratories, expanded R&D team set by BioConsortia

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is announcing an expansion of its R&D laboratories and team with a new, state-of-the-art facility in... 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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