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Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Jayesh B. Samtani, Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Production Specialist, and Danyang Liu, Ph.D. Candidate, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech. We are just about done with our strawberry season for 2019-20 growing season and like me, most of you are already beginning to think about the…
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Conventional Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura)

Douglas G. Pfeiffer, Dept. Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24060, . Since its introduction and spread in the US from 2008-2012, spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura), SWD has presented a huge problem for berry growers.  SWD is a difficult pest to control.  Because of its high fecundity and number…
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Botrytis Sampling for Fungicide Resistance Development

Dr. Phil Brannen, Extension Fruit Disease Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Georgia Many of the fungicides utilized for Botrytis management are no longer efficacious due to resistance development in this fungus. Now is a great time to collect Botrytis samples for fungicide-resistance testing. While the funds last, Botrytis resistance testing…
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Muscadine Health Benefits – an Interview with Dr. Patricia Gallagher, Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Xiaonan Shi (M.S.), Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. Muscadine grapes are native to the southeastern region of the United States. Commercial muscadine plantings in the South can be found in…
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The Muscadine Industry in North Carolina: A Discussion with North Carolinian Fresh Market Muscadine and Muscadine Wine Producers

Emma Volk, Research Technician, Small Fruits Research and Extension Group, NC State University.Mark Hoffmann, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University. The muscadine industry in North Carolina is highly diverse and can be generally split into two large areas: commercial processing (wine production) and fresh-market sales….
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Welcome to the Updated Small Fruit News

The newsletter is undergoing some updates. There is now a team of editors collecting articles and events: Entomology Section: Doug Pfeiffer (Virginia Tech) Plant Pathology Section: Rebecca Melanson (Mississippi State University) Horticulture/ Production Section: Jayesh Samtani (Virginia Tech) Editor at Large: Amanda McWhirt (University of Arkansas) You will notice there…
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