Pest Control

Florida Ag Hall of Fame inductees include Gene McAvoy

Three Florida agricultural industry leaders are the newest additions to the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame. Eugene “Gene” McAvoy, a longtime southwest Florida regional vegetable and horticultural extension agent, John Hoblick, a retired longtime president... more »

Parks & Rec actor promoting soil, regenerative ag

Actor, author and woodworker Nick Offerman takes on his dirtiest role to date: a promotion to attract public attention to regenerative ag and healthy soil. Offerman, a former Parks and Recreation TV series star who... more »

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

USDA studies steam heat to target pests

Early in 2020, two colleagues in the Treatment and Inspection Methods Laboratory (TIML) of USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program began researching vacuum steam as an alternative for methyl bromide treatment for fresh fruits.... more »

BioSafe Systems’ Michael Larose dies

Michael Joseph Larose, of BioSafe Systems LLC, has died. Larose, 40, died on Sept. 21. He was the eldest of the third generation of BioSafe’s founding family. Born Sept. 28, 1982, in Hartford, Connecticut, Larose... more »

APHIS issues fruit fly quarantine in California

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) have established an Oriental fruit fly quarantine in Santa Clara County, California. The quarantine includes portions of... more »

MSU researches drones to control vineyard pests

At the annual Viticulture Field Day in late July at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, winegrape growers assessed autonomous tools for tasks including pest management. “One of... more »

Economics drives the global biologicals market

The global agricultural biologicals industry is set to explode from a market of about $9 billion currently to more than $25 billion by the end of the decade, but there are hurdles and more growing... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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