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Cherry Threat: Scientists work to fight little cherry disease

Researchers are working to combat little cherry disease (LCD), which has become more prevalent in Washington and Oregon since 2010. At the Nov. 8 Northwest Cherry and Stone Fruit Research Review in Yakima, Washington, scientists... more »

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

Production strategies were in focus at Michigan State University’s (MSU) first annual Blueberry Field Day in August at the Trevor Nichols Research Center near Fennville, Michigan. The educational sessions included a presentation by MSU small... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Purdue appoints heads of entomology, botany and plant pathology

Purdue University has a new head of the Department of Entomology, Catherine Hill, and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Tesfaye Mengiste. Hill, professor and former... more »

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... more »

University of Florida hires expert to lead Invasion Science Research Institute

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute. In this newly created role, Thomas will... more »

Valent U.S.A. appoints Dave Poling as VP of marketing

Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dave Poling as vice president of marketing. Poling succeeds Geoff Quick, who has transitioned to a new role as the global lead of business development for Sumitomo Chemical's AgroSolutions Division... more »

Customs officials halt pests at San Diego border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agricultural specialists recently intercepted two pests entering California from Mexico that were determined to be rare findings. The agricultural specialists stopped the pests at the Otay Mesa crossing in San... more »

Oriental fruit fly findings trigger Florida quarantine

Florida agriculture officials have established a quarantine zone in the St. Petersburg area after several Oriental fruit flies were found in Pinellas County in recent months. The quarantine covers residential and commercial (nurseries) areas, according... more »

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

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