Equipment

Captan Gold 4L now registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site contact fungicide, Captan Gold 4L penetrates fungal spores, protecting high-value crops against... more »

2015 Michigan Agritourism directory expanded, full color

The Michigan Agritourism Association released its 2015 directory featuring agritourism destinations across the state. This year’s directory is upgraded to full color to showcase the fresh produce and engaging activities offered in every region of... more »

High-flying drones helping ag industry soar

Drones are certainly a topic of interest these days. Amazon is exploring the use of drones to make deliveries. Photos are obtained that would otherwise seem isolated and remote. The management of use and privacy... more »

Pear growers expect ‘solid, manageable’ crop in 2015

Pear Bureau Northwest gave its June projection of the 2015 fresh pear harvest: 20.4 million standard-box equivalents (about 451,000 tons), 2 percent higher than the five-year average but 2 percent lower than last year’s crop.The... more »

Farm labor contracts require scrutiny

Craig Anderson had some pointed advice for growers who were contemplating the use of farm labor contractors this spring to help fill gaps in their shrinking employment pool. “We know a lot of them say,... more »

Dwindling options force more growers to use H-2A program

For years, agricultural employers and their advocates have been complaining about the state of the H-2A guest-worker program: It’s too expensive. There’s too much paperwork. It’s not flexible enough. And so on. Many hoped that... more »

Protect grape clusters from diseases during early fruit development

Young fruit clusters are highly susceptible to all major diseases, including downy mildew, powdery mildew, black rot, Phomopsisand anthracnose. If prolonged cool, wet weather prevails during bloom, Botrytis can also gain a foothold in clusters... 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 »

Nealta registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on... more »

Washington: Apple dumping reports have been exaggerated

Over the last few weeks, major news organizations have reported a historic apple dump in Washington state. Millions of pounds — and dollars — were reported lost.But according to apple growers and packers in the... more »


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