Technology

Excessive rain promotes Phytophthora diseases in raspberries, strawberries

In a rainy year, there is a higher risk of diseases caused by Oomycetes, also called “water molds,” especially Phytophthora species, which thrive in waterlogged soils and areas with standing water for periods of time.... more »

American Agri-Women Drive Across America stops in Michigan

One of the reasons American Agri-Women (AAW) President, Sue McCrum, Maine, and 1st VP, Doris Mold, Wisconsin, are participating in a campaign across America is to celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary.Many Michigan Farmers will remember... more »

Plastic mulch machine can cut labor costs in half

At a Florida berry farm, it costs about $200 per acre in man-hours to remove plastic mulch and drip tape at the end of the season. By using a machine that can simultaneously lift and... more »

National Children’s Center to offer ag safety grants up to $20,000

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and... more »

Merivon, a new fungicide option for disease control in strawberries

Merivon is a pre-mix fungicide containing two systemic active ingredients: fluxapyroxad (succinate dehydrogenase inhibitors or SDHI, FRAC group 7) and pyraclostrobin (quinone outside inhibitors or QoI or strobilurins, FRAC Group 11). Fluxapyroxad is a new... more »

How farmers, motorists can work together to prevent traffic crashes

According to the Michigan State Police, between 150 and 212 traffic collisions involving farm equipment have occurred in the state each year since 2005. On average, 174 collisions involving farm equipment have occurred causing 63... more »

The challenges of disease control during rainy spells

While relatively dry, cool conditions in early spring may have delayed pathogen development, recent warm, wet conditions mean that fungal and bacterial diseases are getting a jump start. This even applies to powdery mildews, which... more »

Keep bee safety in mind during orchard bloom

Protecting pollinators against pesticide exposure by paying attention to when bees are active is one of the most important steps tree fruit growers can take as part of a sound integrated pest management (IPM) plan.... more »


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