Pest Management

Fighting fire blight

By |October 21st, 2016|

Antibiotics and Apogee continue to top the list of control products.

Beating bitter pit in Honeycrisp

By |October 19th, 2016|

The key lies in combining foliar calcium sprays with reduced potassium fertilization.

Demystifying cold-hardy grapes

By |October 11th, 2016|

Northern Grapes Project is designed to encourage the wine industry in colder climates.

Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

By |October 7th, 2016|

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research and Extension

Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

By |September 30th, 2016|

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Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit trees contract fire blight.

So, he’s

Lessons learned from Listeria contamination of caramel apples

By |September 8th, 2016|

Aftermath of an outbreak

Bee health studies examine neonicotinoid risks

By |August 19th, 2016|

WSU trial finds “very low risks,” while England study shows bee species suffer from the pesticide.

Bayer AG says it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide)

By |August 12th, 2016|

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Bayer AG announced it will no longer sell Belt (flubendiamide) insecticide in the United States on Friday, July 29, the

Woods: Getting ready for FSMA

By |August 11th, 2016|

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Even as retailers continue to up the ante by adding more restrictive food safety requirements for produce suppliers, tree fruit

Troublesome pest makes a comeback

By |August 10th, 2016|

Thought to be eradicated years ago, grape rootworm has returned to New York and Pennsylvania vineyards.

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