Pest Management

Growers advised to prune crab apples (VIDEOS)

By |May 2nd, 2014|

Dealing with Manchurian crab apple postharvest storage diseases

Nematode management strategies

By |May 1st, 2014|

Preplant soil fumigation has long been an effective way to control nematodes, but fumigation in the future may be [...]

Nematode-resistant rootstocks available

By |April 30th, 2014|

Improved rootstocks are available, though more field testing is needed.

New approach needed for nematodes

By |April 29th, 2014|

Avoid white varieties if planting in a site with root knot nematodes.

Cornell asks growers for info on stinkbugs affecting crops

By |April 29th, 2014|

Cornell University, New York, is asking growers to complete an online survey of how stinkbugs are affecting crops.

The university [...]

New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.

Prevention is best strategy

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Mites continue to develop resistance to new miticides.

New biofumigant registered

By |April 22nd, 2014|

A soil biofumigant developed for both conventional and organic farms offers a new tool in what is becoming an [...]

New herbicide — resistant crops

By |April 21st, 2014|

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is [...]

Four reasons to manage the orchard floor

By |April 21st, 2014|

Several forces at work suggest that orchardists should look more closely at how they manage the floors of their orchards and vineyards.