Crop Protection

BASF’S Pristine relieves summer disease pressure

{Sponsored} Vigilance and proactive fungicide applications have positioned California grape growers for healthy yields. Wet winter weather patterns continued into spring, particularly in northern and coastal California. Conditions were conducive for high disease pressure but... more »

Summer crop protection planning starts now for grape growers

{Sponsored} California’s grape growing season is here — and it’s time to start planning your summer pest protection program. “Growers are faced with several disease and insect pressures in the summer,” said Leigh Ann Harrison,... more »

Calcium improves tree health, fruit production

{Sponsored} It’s no secret: calcium plays a vital role in fruit production. It improves tree health and improves fruit storability and shelf life. Calcium is also important to cell health and cell wall strength —... more »

Reducing the risk of bitter pit in Honeycrisp apples

{Sponsored} Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies in the fruit, is one of those difficulties. And it can... more »

Growers: It’s time to start crop protection planning for 2017

{Sponsored} Now that the 2016 grape growing season is behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the promise and possibility of 2017. And it all starts with early crop protection planning. “It’s important to... more »

Vigilance during season wrap up aids disease management for 2017

The 2016 season is almost in our rearview mirror. Although the fruit harvest may be winding down, vigilance is still needed for managing tree fruit diseases, especially in preparation for 2017. No rest for the... more »

BMSB still damaging Michigan fruit

This is the ninth and final report for 2016 of the Michigan State University Extension brown marmorated stink bug monitoring network. Last week, 29 nymphs and 808 adults for a total of 837 brown marmorated stink... more »

Isagro USA changes distribution for KENTAN DF

Isagro USA will once again market KENTAN DF in the United States. “KENTAN DF fits the profile of our short and long-term marketing strategy for the U.S. and Canada. The addition of KENTAN DF back... more »

BMSB trap catches increased heavily in east Michigan

We have seen a strong trap catch of adult brown marmorated stink bugs in traps checked Sunday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, in half of the 10 Michigan State University Extension trapping sites scattered over... more »

Venerate bioinsecticide now available in California

Marrone Bio Innovations' Venerate XC bioinsecticide is now available in California. According to the company, Venerate XC is a liquid microbial-based, contact and ingestion insecticide that degrades insect exoskeletons and interferes with molting of chewing insects,... more »


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