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Pest and Disease Management in Lemon Cultivation

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 08:55

Lemon tree grows in a subtropical climate and bears a sour yellow coloured fruit when ripe. Lemon trees are affected by insects like Asian citrus psyllid and citrus rust mites. Both can be dealt with spraying oil onto the trees. Diseases include Citrus canker, Greasy spot, Anthracnose etc.

Preventing diseases coming into your fresh produce

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-14 Mon 10:37

“The first thing is to understand the controlling factors. How do you make sure of the soil and the water quality health. Our job is the water quality.” Outside of heavy metals, some micro-nutrients are toxic to plants in moderate concentrations or specific conditions.  KETOS looks at water quality…

How to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:11

Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some experience and training…

The link between DNA repair and crop resilience in plants

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:09

A multi-institution, international study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research will investigate how a process that triggers DNA repair in plants also plays a role in strengthening their disease immunity. Understanding key functions of the process, which is well-studied in humans, will help scientists design…

Dry produce cleaning treatment extends shelf-life while killing bacteria and viruses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-26 Wed 11:03

The Moyer family settled in Ontario in 1799 and have been farming in the Niagara Peninsula ever since. In keeping with tradition, Paul Moyer is the 9th generation of Moyer farmers, but he went far beyond the tradition when he became the co-founder of Clēan Works Corporation: a produce cleaning technology…

Fresh peaches recalled in Canada after salmonella outbreak in U.S.

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-23 Sun 09:23

Canadians are being warned to avoid some fresh peaches from a California company after a salmonella outbreak in the United States. Prima Wawona has recalled fresh peaches with various brand names due to possible salmonella contamination. 

HelloFresh recalls onions

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-20 Thu 09:56

HelloFresh has been informed by one of its ingredient suppliers that it is conducting a voluntary recall of its onions due to the potential presence of salmonella bacteria. Please discard all onions received from May 8 through July 31, 2020. We recommend disposing of all onions received during the specified time period. For…

6 tips for good hygiene in the greenhouse horticulture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:06

With constantly emerging viruses, pests and diseases in the greenhouse horticulture, hygiene in the greenhouse is an important and much-discussed topic. Clean hands, clean machines and clean water ensure a clean greenhouse, and therefore also clean crops. Steenks Service provides some tips for hygienic…

Certified Onions Inc. expecting increase in pathogen testing

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-05 Wed 09:25

In the wake of a voluntary 50-state recall of red, white, yellow and sweet onions originating from Thomson International Inc. in Bakersfield, CA, an increase in pathogen testing requests is anticipated by Certified Onions Inc. in Nyssa, OR.

Each of COI’s members undergoes sampling for off-label pesticide use and for maximum residue levels, and the pathogen testing is available on request.

Kay Riley, founding member and president of COI, said the pesticide residue testing service is utilized on approximately 80 percent of the onion fields in Idaho-E. Oregon’s Treasure Valley and can be made available to other onion-growing regions as well. And he said some of the area’s sheds routinely use the pathogen testing.

“I’m certain we’ll see more pathogen testing this year,” Riley said on Aug. 3, adding that E. coli 157 and Salmonella are the two microbials involved.

California company likely source of North American salmonella outbreak linked to onions

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-01 Sat 12:19

U.S. federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and they identified a California company as the likely source.

Canada encourages everyone to get involved in Tree Check Month

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-30 Thu 14:10

This August, during Tree Check Month, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and its partners in plant health protection are encouraging Canadians to check their trees and gardens for signs of insects, disease and other organisms that harm plants.

Plant disease and pest management in the commercial greenhouse

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:15

A commercial greenhouse or indoor farm are the perfect space for growing all manner of plants, however, this space is also perfect for the harboring of pests and disease as the conditions are ideal. Unlike in the outside world that has predators and weather to control the spread of pests and disease, a…

Disinfecting with ToBRFV: 'Do not hold back, keep things thoroughly drenched'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-16 Thu 08:31

No grower wants contamination, but in spite of the best precautions it is still possible that the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) strikes. By now, there is experience with good disinfection and 'cleaning' the greenhouse again. The motto is: clearing everything out, cleaning the entire greenhouse…

$66 million in funding for products that enable farmers to protect crops from pests and diseases

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:09

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) today publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million.…

Big development in Chinese tomato breeding industry

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-25 Thu 09:51

“The current acreages dedicated to tomatoes in China are about 16 million mu, of which more than 9 million mu are for pink tomato, a main product that we breed. Currently, pink tomatoes in the north mainly face diseases where the whole plant becomes dead or where new leaves turn yellow. Against this…