New pest has racing stripes

By |May 20th, 2014|

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

New grape virus in Washington

By |May 14th, 2014|

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

Thinning apples with more confidence

By |May 14th, 2014|

Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.

Four decades of tree fruit discovery

By |May 2nd, 2014|

The last 40 years have been fruitful generators of solid fruit tree knowledge.

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 [...]

Is fresh best?

By |May 1st, 2014|

Study shows processed fruits and vegetables can be a good option.

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.