Crop Protection

Battling powdery mildew and Botrytis with Pristine fungicide

{Sponsored} Last season, powdery mildew pressure was very late for coastal grape growers in California. Not knowing when diseases will develop or how severe pressure will be, growers need to prepare and be proactive. In 2018,... more »

Pennsylvania growers struggle with spotted lanternfly

The Mid-Atlantic and Midwest are better known for apple production than wine, but it is winegrape growers who perhaps have the most to lose from the latest pest threatening that region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is... more »

Research, innovation in biological ag match Green New Deal

The calls to support an agricultural industry that is environmentally sound and sustainable have been trending upwards in recent weeks as a prominent component of the Green New Deal, a set of economic stimulus programs... more »

Captan draft risk assessment comments end March 15

As many apple growers in the region can attest, Captan has been an essential fungicide for apple disease management programs. Due to the 77-day PHI of mancozeb in apple, captan use in apple is essential... more »

Grapevine red blotch virus diminishes winegrape value

Grapevine red blotch virus, a disease that is dramatically reducing the value of winegrapes in California's premium wine production region, is harming plants by inhibiting photosynthesis in the leaves, according to research published in February... more »

Sterile insect releases by drone could target pest control

Researchers in Washington state and Michigan are releasing sterile codling moths by drone as a new technique for keeping “worms” out of apples. Sterile insect releases have for some time been used as an effort... more »

AgBiome Innovations adds Lektivar 40SC to product portfolio

AgBiome Innovations, the commercial arm of AgBiome,  introduced March 7, Lektivar 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight and... more »

Carroll receives Excellence in Integrated Pest Management Award

Cornell University's Juliet Carroll, fruit IPM coordinator, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) at the Viticulture day of the B.E.V. (Business, Enology,... more »


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