New invasive pest found in Pennsylvania

A new invasive insect that has the potential to impact the grape, fruit tree and hardwood industries has been discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania, prompting the immediate quarantine of Pike and District townships, according to... more »

Michigan’s wine grape crop will be half the size of 2013

The Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council anticipates roughly a 50 percent reduction in the size of the state’s 2014 wine grape crop compared to the record 7,600 tons reported in 2013.Severe cold events from... more »

Arysta launches Kasumin bactericide

EPA has recently registered Arysta LifeScience North America’s Kasumin bactericide.According to a company news release, Kasumin offers a unique mode of action with a high level of preventive activity, making it active on a wide... more »

Canada has MRLs for Belt insecticide

Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for flubendiamide, the active ingredient in Bayer CropScience’s Belt insecticide, have been established in Canada, effective immediately.According to a news release, with this MRL in place, Canada joins the list of... more »

Tackling phomopsis crucial for vineyards

Whether it’s battling phomopsis or other diseases, taking a cost-effective approach in designing a fungicide program is essential for vineyard management. “Consider not just the cost of the (fungicide) product but also the labor, fuel... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »

MSU Extension adds small fruit educator

Michigan State University Extension’s (MSU) Ag & Agribusiness Institute (AABI) has added Brad Baughman as the new Extension Educator for small fruit and horticulture in Berrien County. Baughman, who began his duties in June, will... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s utilized production totaled $16.1 billion, up 4 percent from 2012, according... more »

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