Shimat V. Joseph

Springtail Is an Unexpected Vegetable Pest

One springtail species is targeting germinating seeds, impacting seedling growth.

Vegetable Growers: Don’t Take Lygus Bug Lightly

California’s Central Coast has perfect conditions for lygus bug, a pest of strawberry, celery, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, to be successful.

9 Things You Need To Know About Garden Symphylan

The garden symphylan is a pest to watch for as it can sporadic in some fields and a serious problems in others.

7 Things You Need To Know About The Bagrada Bug

Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris), a species of stink bug also known as “painted bug,” is a major concern […]

Bagrada Bug And Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Posing Threat To Western Growers

Two species of stink bugs are now posing a serious threat to agricultural production in the Western U.S.: […]

Battlefield Shifts To Soil Pest Control

Over the past decades, with persistent efforts, scientists have succeeded in developing novel pesticide chemistries and learned how to use these chemistries to target vulnerable life stages of these foliar pests.