Good Fruit Grower

August 2013

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GOOD STUFF Bags & Buckets A selection of Cherry Bucket 89000 / 89200 Harvest Equipment the latest products and services for tree Picking Bucket 7P104 / 7P105 fruit and grape Amigo Citrus Bag 73500 Padded Bag 73250 FC-100 D ow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, which is designed to control sap-feeding insects, such as aphids, in tree fruits and other crops. It is the only insecticide available for specialty crops that is classified in Group 4C, making it an important resistance management tool, according to Dow. It has a 12-hour reentry interval and a seven-day preharvest interval in tree fruits. Registration in California is expected in 2015. For more information, visit the Web site www.closer growers. 5250 Closer receives registration Bioinsecticide not harmful to bees Cordura Bag 73187 / 73393 T Email Web For the dealer nearest you, call us at (509) 662-6065. Wells & Wade Harvest Equipment "When You Want The Best For Your Fruit" Imperial Gala sport available Optimize your Fall Fertilizer Applications llinax Also available in cotton by t.j. mu photo Manufactured by Superior Fruit Equipment he bee toxicity warning statement has been removed from the label of the Grandevo bioinsecticide following third-party field evaluations showing that it had no detrimental effects on honeybees, according to manufacturer Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. The study was conducted in North Carolina in 2012. Grandevo is designed to control chewing and sucking insects and mites. Although tested extensively on nontarget organisms before its registration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012, it was not required to be field tested with honeybees. Dr. Tim Johnson, global head of product development at Marrone Bio Innovations, said the company felt it important to do the study so it can reassure growers that the product will not harm bees. Details of the field trial are in the April 2013 issue of Bee Culture magazine and on Marrone Bio Innovations Web site at http:/ K en Mobley, general manager of Earth Source Trading, Inc., in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, imported a new apple variety from New Zealand for the first time this year and is working with C & O Nursery in Wenatchee, Washington, to find growers interested in growing the variety in the United States. Premier Star Premier Star is an Imperial Gala sport discovis a new Gala sport from ered as a branch mutation at Premier Orchard New Zealand. near Nelson, New Zealand, in 1999. It has a solid red color rather than the stripes of Imperial. It was named in 2005 and was granted Plant Variety Registration in 2007. It received a U.S. patent last year. The variety owners say it grows like Royal Gala but is sweeter, firmer, and larger, with outstanding solid color. For more information, contact Mobley at (717) 721-2850, e-mail kenmo@earthsource ORGANIC ® ORGANIC ® Contains Auxiliary Soil and Plant Substances Call today to discover the benefits of our complete line of nutritional products. (800) 876-2767 48 AUGUST 2013 GOOD FRUIT GROWER Macfrut set for September M acfrut 2013, an international fresh produce exhibition and a major event in the Mediterranean region, will be held in Cesena, Italy, September 25-27. The event, which includes a number of symposia, attracted 800 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors last year. The Macfrut Oscar will be awarded to the best innovations in the fruit and fresh produce sector. Bioherbicide patent issued M arrone Bio Innovations, Inc., of Davis, California, has received a patent for sarmentine, the active ingredient in its new bioherbicide known as MB1-011, which is one of three herbicides the company plans to commercialize. The company's chemists discovered sarmentine, which was isolated from an extract of the pepper species Piper longum but has also been isolated from other Piper species. Registration applications for the active ingredient and the product formulation were submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last December. The pending registration is for control of annual and perennial grasses and broadleaf weeds in agriculture, turf, ornamental, home, and garden markets.

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