Brown rot surprises cherry growers

Tart cherry growers need to watch out for European brown rot as bloom arrives.

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Merivon labeled in New York

  • May 20th, 2014

Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it has controlled diseases such as apple scab and powdery mildew in pome fruit and brown rot in stone fruits, according to information from the ­manufacturer, BASF.

The active ingredients are equal [...]

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 [...]