U.S., China apple agreement goes both ways

All apple varieties produced in the United States will soon gain access to the Chinese market, and Chinese fresh apples will soon gain access to the U.S. market.The agreement was announced Jan. 26, after bilateral... more »

Kasumin registered in apple states

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registrations of Kasumin bactericide in the apple-growing states of Washington, Michigan and New York. Kasumin is active on a wide array of plant pathogenic bacteria, including resistant strains, according... more »

China expands access for U.S. apples

Over the weekend, close to 20 years after the initial request was submitted to China, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) have... more »

Penn State hosts hard cider conference

On Jan. 13, Penn State Extension hosted its first Hard Cider Production workshop at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville. The day was filled with various speakers from New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia,... more »

Cercobin fungicide approved in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation recently approved registration of the fungicide Cercobin, a new formulation of thiophanate-methyl. California growers may now use Cercobin to control a broad spectrum of diseases affecting their crops, according... more »

EPA registers Sivanto for 2015

Bayer CropScience’s Sivanto insecticide has received registration from EPA and will be available for the 2015 growing season.According to Bayer, Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages to prevent damage to... more »

Oregon blueberry growers settle with Department of Labor

Two Oregon blueberry farmers who were strong-armed into paying $220,000 rather than risk losing an entire harvest, according to a federal judge, have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor.Click here to read... more »

Nectria fungus reported in Pennsylvania

Penn State Extension has reported the presence of the Nectria fungus in some apple trees. A weak fungus that attacks already compromised trees, growers are encouraged to prune out symptomatic tissue from trees to limit... more »

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