Nematode management strategies

  • May 1st, 2014

Preplant soil fumigation has long been an effective way to control nematodes, but fumigation in the future may be limited, says Dr. Inga Zasada, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist.

She offers the following suggestions to help ­vineyardists manage nematodes in the event fumigants are unavailable.

1. Planting material—Use certified plant material [...]

Cornell asks growers for info on stinkbugs affecting crops

  • April 29th, 2014

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

The university is surveying growers to assess the impact of the brown marmorated stinkbug on crops and is gathering information that will help defeat the pest. Growers who complete the 10-minute BMSB survey can [...]

Nurseries fund East Malling research

  • April 24th, 2014
The International New-Varieties Network has committed to provide more than $672,000 over the next six years to support apple and pear rootstock research at East Malling Research in Kent, England.