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Carmel Valley winegrapes: Parsonage Village Vineyard

Thinning, wildlife control aid Parsonage Village Vineyard Aggressive pruning is part of staying on top of things at Carmel Valley’s Parsonage Village Vineyard that grows grapes by battling disease, weeds, wildlife damage and other obstacles.... more »

Biofungicide Mevalone approved for use in California

Sipcam Agro USA has launched biofungicide Mevalone in California. The fungicide has been used by grape growers in the U.S. and Europe for several years to manage bunch rot (Botrytis) and powdery mildew on wine,... more »

Early season reminders for grower application timings

Because there have been starts and stops to the Michigan’s 2024 field season due to weather, Michigan State University Extension reminds growers to be on top of management decisions as phenological stages are likely to... more »

Virginia fire blight infections predicted

If forecast rains materialize, Virginia Tech’s tree fruit pathology laboratory is predicting southern and central Virginia production regions will incur fire blight. “If today’s weather forecast predictions for 2 April become reality, NEWA’s fire blight... more »

Tech aids Salinas Valley grower Pezzini Berry Farms

Pezzini Berry Farms is using technology to combat pests and is considering other tech to improve harvesting efficiencies. Paul Pezzini, a farm market veteran who grew up in his family’s artichoke farming and retail business,... more »

Angular leaf spot troubles California strawberry growers

Editor's note: This is a post from the Cal Poly Strawberry Center's blog, written by Gerald Holmes, director of the center, and Shashika Hewavitharana, assistant professor and strawberry plant pathologist. We are seeing quite a... more »

Raspberry root rot, wilt threaten fruit in wet regions

Raspberry root rot and wilt (RRW) in British Columbia, Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest is a common problem faced by growers, with the vigor of plants declining and leading to fruit losses and the... more »

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

Near-extinct native pollinator may be saved by genome map

Scientists posses a new tool to help save the Rusty patched bumble bee, a native pollinator, from extinction. A detailed, high-resolution map of the rusty patched bumble bee's genome offers approaches for bringing the pollinator... more »

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