fungicide

Continue to manage fruit rot, even after harvest

Apple harvest is well underway in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and with attention shifting to getting fruit off the tree, folks might think the sprayers can be put away. The first part of September has turned... more »

Vive Crop Protection adds investments, plans for growth

Vive Crop Protection recently closed its Series C investment round, with the $26 million targeted to expand its North American market and advance research and development. Emmertech led the investment round, with participation from the... more »

UF receives proof that Blueberry Advisory System minimizes fruit rot

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in... more »

California authorizes fungicide in orchards with standing water

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CA DPR) has authorized the emergency application of Pristine fungicide and select other products to orchards with standing water in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties until... more »

Gowan’s METTLE fungicide receives label expansion

Gowan USA has received federally-approved label expansion for METTLE 125ME fungicide to include the crop groups fruiting vegetables and cucurbits. These two new crop groups, combined with grapes and strawberries already on the label, will... more »

EPA registration granted for BioSpectra 100SC

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation have approved its application for Pace International's BioSpectra 100SC, for postharvest applications in citrus and stone fruit. According to Pace International, this technology - while new... 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 »

Fighting plant pathogens with RNA

Have you ever bought strawberries or other fruits and vegetables, forgot to put them in the refrigerator and later noticed they had gray mold on some of them? That’s Botrytis cinerea, a fungal pathogen that... more »

Luna fungicide labels changed for grapes and berry crops

The Luna series of fungicides by Bayer all have one active ingredient in common, fluopyram, which is a systemic fungicide belonging to the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) class of fungicides. This group of fungicides has... more »

Mummy berry germinates in Michigan blueberries

Mummy berry is caused by the fungus Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi and is characterized by blighting of young shoots, which are referred to as “shoot strikes.” Fruit infection leads to the shriveling and mummification of berries, hence... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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