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Leaf Roll in Tomato

Once again we’re seeing quite a bit of leaf roll in tomatoes this year. This is a physiological problem that has been attributed to a number of causes, including excessive nitrogen, excess moisture and extended periods of warm dry weather … Continue reading

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DuPont’s Fontelis™ fungicide is now registered for use in Louisiana

I received notice today that DuPont’s Fontelis™ fungicide is now registered for use in Louisiana. The active ingredient is penthiopyrad, a carboxamide (SDHI) fungicide in FRAC group 7. Fontelis™ is labeled for the control of Botrytis gray mold, powdery mildew … Continue reading

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New Oomycete-specific Fungicide from Syngenta

Micora™, a new fungicide from Syngenta, is now registered for use on greenhouse and outdoor ornamentals and vegetable transplants to be sold to retail consumers. Micora™ contains the active ingredient mandipropamid (a carboxylic acid amide), which is specific for the … Continue reading

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Huanglongbing Confirmed in California

On Friday, March 30, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the USDA announced that the citrus disease huanglongbing (HLB), also referred to as citrus greening, had been confirmed in a lemon/pummelo tree in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles County.  An … Continue reading

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Midas® Soil Fumigant Pulled from U.S. Market

On Tuesday, Arysta LifeScience Corporation announced that it was suspending sales of its soil fumigant Midas®  in the U.S. citing that the decision was based on an internal review of the economic viability of the product in the U.S. marketplace.  Midas® contains the … Continue reading

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Disease Du Jour (April 21, 2011)

Received this photo of a strawberry from Stuart Gauthier in Vermillion Parish earlier this week. As near as I can tell, this is a physiological condition called noninfectious phyllody (phyllody – the development of leaf-like structures where flowers should be) that has been observed in … Continue reading

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Bird’s Nest Fungus

Received these photos from Kiki Fontenot of a bird’s nest fungus growing in amongst some strawberries at one of her school/community gardens.  The tiny “nests” are the fruiting bodies of this fungus and are called peridia, which function as splash cups. If a raindrop … Continue reading

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