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Pest Management Newsletters

Newsletters for Field Crop Growers


Newsletters for Fruit Growers


Newletters for Vegetable Growers


Organic Agriculture


Food Safety


Produce Business


Pest Management Newsletters 

  • Resistant Pest Management Newsletter
    http://www.msstate.edu/Entomology/EntHome.html
    The Resistance Pest Management (RPM) Newsletter is a biannual newsletter of the Center for Integrated Plant Systems (CIPS) in cooperation with the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) and the Western Regional Coordinating Committee (WRCC-60).
  • The RPM Newsletter was developed to spread knowledge of insecticide resistance around the world. The goal of the RPM Newsletter is to inform researchers, industry workers, pesticide policy bureaucrats and field personnel worldwide of ongoing changes and advances in pesticide resistance management, provide an archival resource to national and international policy leaders, and enhance communication of ideas among resistance managers worldCrop
  • Mississippi Crop Situation Blog
    http://www.msstate.edu/Entomology/IPM/IPMCONTENTS.html
    The Mississippi Crop Situation Blog was created by Extension and Research personnel at Mississippi State University with responsibilities in agricultural row crops.
  • Iowa State Integrated Crop Management Newsletters
    http://www.ent.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/
    This crop news site is managed by the Iowa State University Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension with assistance from Extension Communications and External Relations. Specialists from the Departments of Agriculture and Bio-Systems Engineering, Agronomy, Entomology and Plant Pathology in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences supply most of the content on this site.
  • Michigan State University's Field Crop Extension News http://www.msue.msu.edu/ipm/fieldCAT.htm
    This blog-style newsletter also allows readers to sign up for email alerts when new content is posted online.
  • Southwest Florida Pest and Disease Hotline
    http://hchort.ifas.ufl.edu/SWFPDH.htm
    This newsletter contains a wide variety of information and researach reports of interest to vegetable growers, including crop updates. Current issue and past issues can be accessed from this page. Published by the Hendry County Cooperative Extension Office, University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

    Newsletters for Field Crop Growers

  • Indiana Pest and Crop Newsletter
    http://www.entm.purdue.edu/Entomology/ext/targets/newslett.htm
    The Pest & Crop Newsletter provides up-to-date information on pests (insect and mites, weeds, plant diseases, nematodes, and vertebrates) and their impact on field crops throughout the state. Graphics to aid in pest identification, scouting procedures, management guidelines, and control materials and techniques are also presented. Crop fertility, production information, weather updates and forecasts, changes in pesticide regulations and/or status, and opportunities for continuing education are also included.
  • Iowa State Integrated Crop Management Newsletters
    http://www.ent.iastate.edu/ipm/icm/
    This newsletter for field crops gives you detailed, research-based articles, weekly issues from spring to fall for the latest research and information, statewide scouting reports of Iowa crop conditions from ISU Extension and private consultants, full-color issues from spring to fall for easy identification of crops and pests, andannouncements of ISU conferences, short courses, and classes.
  • Michigan State University's Field Crop Advisory Team (CAT) Alert newsletters
    http://fieldcrop.msu.edu/
    This newsletter has pest management advice for growing small grains, forages, soy beans, corn, dry beans and sugar beets. The articles and reports are written by MSU Extension faculty and field agents. Current season issues along with a searchable archives are available.
  • Middlesex Soil & Crop Association's Newsletter
    https://tvrscia.wordpress.com/
    "Between the Rows" has general cropping articles and plot research data. The newsletter is published 4 - 6 times a year.
  • Wisconsin Crop Manager
    http://ipcm.wisc.edu/wcm/

  •  Newsletters for Fruit Growers

  • Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
    http://www.ipm.uiuc.edu/ifvn/index.html
    This newsletter contains crop updates across the state, plus updates on pest situations, and research trials on fruits and vegetables.
  • Massachusetts Fruit Notes
    http://www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/fruitnotes/FruitNotes.htm
    This newsletter is published each January, April, July, and October by the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts. Fruit Notes focuses primarily on tree-fruit culture, but addresses small-fruit problems occasionally. Most reports are from current research at the University of Massachusetts and other universities.
  • Michigan State University's Fruit Crop Advisory Team (CAT) Alert newsletters http://www.msue.msu.edu/ipm/fruitCAT.htm
    This newsletter has pest management advice for commercial production of tree fruit and small fruit. The articles and reports are written by MSU Extension faculty and field agents. Current season issues along with searchable archives are available.
  • Southwest Michigan Update
    http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/southwest_michigan_fruit_regional_report_august_6_2013
    This Web page is provided for fruit growers and others who are interested in current crop and pest conditions in Southwest Michigan. Current Crop Conditions, a review of harvest pest and disease conditions for fruit crops in Southwest Michigan. This regional report is updated monthly during the winter. Online links to Current Weather conditions and Weather Web sites, Calendar of Extension Events for fruit growers in Southwest Michigan, Pest of The Month, articles of general interest, plus a listing of articles on plants, horticulture, insect pests and plant diseases. There is also a list of Links to other Fruit Web sites.
  • Missouri Berry Basket News
    http://guides.library.missouristate.edu/content.php?pid=101274&sid=786947
    A quarterly newsletter for Missouri Small Fruit and Vegetable Growers, The Berry Basket is produced cooperatively by the University of Missouri Extension, Greene County and the State Fruit Experiment Station of Southwest Missouri State University. A link is provided to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Berry Basket. The Berry Basket Newsletter is in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.(link provided). Current and back issues are listed, index provided.
  • Southwest Missouri Grape Newsletter: Vineyard and Vintage Views http://guides.library.missouristate.edu/content.php?pid=101274&sid=786875
    The Commercial Grape Advisory Program serves Missouri commercial grape producers by publishing a newsletter jointly with the enology or wine advisory program, bimonthly by the Southwest Missouri State University. The Vineyard and Vintage View Newsletter is in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required (link provided). Current and back issues are listed.
  • New York Fruit Newsletter - Scaffolds
    http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/
    Welcome to Scaffolds Fruit Journal, the weekly update on pest management and crop development. Scaffolds is published by Cornell University--NYS Agricultural Experiment Station (Geneva) and Ithaca--with the assistance of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
  • New Jersey Plant & Pest Advisory Newsletters
    http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/
    Weekly newsletters from April to Oct, then monthly during the winter. These newsletters are Adobe Acrobat PDF formatted files. You will need to download the free Adobe PDF reader version 2.1. or 3.0.
  • New Jersey Blueberry Bulletin
    http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/blueberrybulletin/index.htm Weekly Newsletters from April to Oct, then monthly during the winter. These newsletters are Adobe Acrobat PDF formatted files. You will need to download the free Adobe PDF reader version 2.1. or 3.0.
  • North Carolina's Henderson County Apple Production Newsletters
    http://henderson.ces.ncsu.edu/site-henderson/
    The NC State Apple Production Newsletter is an informative, monthly newsletter. It contains articles written by NC State Extension specialists, researchers, and county agricultural extension agents. Online subscription available.
  • Nova Scotia Orchard Outlook (archives)
    http://www.perennia.ca/orchardoutlook.php
    The Orchard Outlook was a newletter containing information about the Tree Fruit Industry in Nova Scotia. Publication was weekly in season, moving to biweekly. Published by Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. Archives from 1995-2000.
  • Nova Scotia Berry Crops Newsletter
    http://www.novascotiastrawberryblog.com/
    The blog contains timely information mainly of interest to strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and grape producers in Nova Scotia.
  • Pennsylvania's Fruit Times Newsletter
    http://fruittimes.cas.psu.edu/
    A multidisciplinary publication, PSU College of Ag Sciences, which is published every 2 weeks from April 1 through October and published monthly for the remainder of the year. Since 1999.
  • Purdue's Facts for Fancy Fruit
    http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fff/fff.shtml
    Facts for Fancy Fruit is a newsletter for commercial and advanced amateur fruit growers developed in the Purdue University Department of Horticulture with regular contributions from the specialists in the Departments of Entomology and Botany and Plant Pathology, and from other agents & specialists on campus. Available in text or Adobe Acrobat PDF formatted files.
  • Southeast Regional Peach Newsletter
    http://hos.ufl.edu/extension/stonefruit/newsletters
    This newsletter is published quarterly for peach growers in the southeastern US. Online since 2001. Available in Adobe Acrobat PDF formatted files.
  • Southern Appalachian Apple IPM Net (North Carolina) http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/apple-pest-news-archives/
    The Southern Appalachian Apple IPM Update is published bi-weekly during the growing season and includes contributions from the NC State University Extension Vegetable and Fruit Program faculty and staff, Curtis Consulting, growers, private IPM consultants, input suppliers, and others.
  • Washington State University Areawide IPM Update
    http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/IPMnews/index.html
    The Newsletter of Pheromone-based Orchard Pest Management features research updates and field scouting reports from Washington State. Weekly during the growing season.
  • The Orchard Monitor Fruit Newsletter - West Virginia http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/wvufarm4.html
    The Orchard Monitor Fruit Newsletter by Extension Specialists at the West Virginia Experment Station, published biweekly from April to August, with additional issues in February and October. The newsletter contains information on regional and local educational events of interest to fruit producers, entomological updates with the latest pheromone trap catch information, plant pathology updates, and labor relations issues.

  • Newsletters for Vegetable Growers

  • New Jersey Plant & Pest Advisory Newsletters
    http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/

    Subscribe to the newsletter by email or RSS. Newsletter archives are online.
  • Ohio State University Extension Vegetable Crops - the VegNet
    http:/www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~vegnet/
  • Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
    http://ipm.illinois.edu/ifvn/
    A Publication of University of Illinois Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Each issue includes a list of upcoming programs, local issues and articles on fruit and vegetable production and IPM.
  • Indiana Vegetable Crop Hotline
    http://www.btny.purdue.edu/pubs/vegcrop/index2011.html
    Providing the commercial vegetable grower with timely information about disease, insect and weed pests, fertility practices, post-harvest problems, pesticide label changes, meetings and much more. Newsletters are posted regularly during the growing season and monthly during the winter. This website site has a handy newsletter index for each year, allowing readers to view the season's topics listed by crops and by subject matter
  • Michigan State University Vegetable Extension News
    http://news.msue.msu.edu/news/category/vegetables
    This blog-style newsletter also allows readers to sign up for email alerts when new content is posted online. Its content encompasses an extraordinary range of topics, extending beyond traditional crop production issues, to include food safety, economy and regional issues.
  • Vegetable Growers News
    http://vegetablegrowersnews.com/index.php/magazine
    Published monthly, this newspaper gives a good overview of vegetable production issues and research south-of-the-border. Readers may also follow VGN on Twitter @VGN_News.

  • Organic Agriculture

  • Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
    http://www.organicagcentre.ca/NewspaperArticles/na_welcome.asp
    A regular selection of articles produced by The Organic Science Cluster, a collaborative effort between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Organic Federation of Canada and industry partners.

  • Food Safety

  • Food Safety News
    http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
    A daily Web-based newspaper dedicated to reporting on issues surrounding food safety. An interesting perspective on food safety, the articles often cover the legal and political implications of foodborne illness.

  • Produce Business

  • Perishable Pundit
    http://www.perishablepundit.com/index.php
    Provides a unique and thought provoking perspective on key issues within the food industry.

For more information:
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E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: Leslie Huffman - Weed Management Specialist (Hort Crops)/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 01 January 2000
Last Reviewed: 05 June 2013