Rainfastness of pesticides varies

By |March 1st, 2011|

John Wise carries out his rainfastness work on grapes and apples at Michigan State University’s Trevor Nichols Research Complex, [...]

Sap beetles attacked Michigan cherries

By |March 1st, 2011|

The strawberry sap beetle was one of three species identified in cherry orchards. The other two were [...]

Stinkbugs on the move

By |March 1st, 2011|

Adult brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on ripe peaches, a preferred fruit.

A monitoring trap in a commercial apple orchard drew [...]

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

By |March 1st, 2011|

When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice [...]

Obliquebanded leafroller bugs tart cherry growers

By |March 1st, 2011|

Leafroller larvae form webs and use them to curl leaves into protective structures. Photo Courtesy Of Washington State [...]

Good Stuff

By |March 1st, 2011|

The Digi-Test is a new instrument for assessing the internal quality of apples. It probes deeper into the fruit [...]

Buffers would make orchards vulnerable

By |March 1st, 2011|

If no-spray buffers proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go into effect, orchardists will be unable to use [...]

Researchers tackle apple weevil

By |March 1st, 2011|

Small and black, the apple flea weevil looks a bit like its larger snout beetle relative, the [...]

Defense strategies

By |March 1st, 2011|

Brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs develop through five instars, all feeding on fruit. Nymphs and adults cause both external and [...]

Good Job

By |March 1st, 2011|

Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and the National [...]