Managing an Emerging Threat: Ambrosia Beetle Black Stem Borer Control in Apple Orchards.
Deborah Breth of the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program is working to assess the extent of black stem borer, an Ambrosia beetle from Asia recently found in NY orchards. The project will identify treatments and timings for controls in commercial and on-farm nurseries producing apple trees for high density plantings. Read more
Avoiding crown gall and leafroll diseases can pay off for NY grape growers.
New York is home to three grapevine nurseries that supply vines to growers across the US. A group of Cornell research and extension specialists are working with the nurseries to help grape growers avoid disease in their plantings. The interdisciplinary team is working to quantify the cost of disease and to identify clean vines through extensive testing.
Marc Fuchs one of the Cornell project leads said “The economic impact of crown gall disease is currently estimated to range from $2,600 to $17,000 per acre over 25 years, depending on vi ... Read more