Insect Control Stories
Sweet Corn
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Corn Insecticide Receives EPA Registration
New soil insecticide targets a variety of pests including corn rootworm, grubs, maggots, and wireworms. Read More
Corn earworm larvae can cause great damage to cotton and corn crops. Using the NEXRAD weather monitoring system, ARS scientists have found a way to more accurately track corn earworm moths as they migrate at night. This knowledge can help farmers determine when to treat for the pest.
Photo credit: USDA
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Prepare For Corn Earworm
Tips to manage this troublesome pest include purchasing pheromone traps, use of Bt varieties, and a proper spray plan. Read More
Oriental Fruit fly
Citrus
February 22, 2016
Oriental Fruit Fly Successfully Eradicated In Miami-Dade County
Quarantine no longer in effect; products now allowed to move freely. Read More
Dr. Surendra Dara
Crop Protection
February 9, 2016
Biopesticides And IPM
Dr. Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor and Affiliated IPM Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, has long Read More
field plot
Crop Protection
February 8, 2016
7 Steps To See If Biocontrols Pencil Out For Your Operation
Have you considered adding biocontrols to your operation? If you have, there’s no doubt you’ve already weighed the potential costs, Read More
Biofungicides supplement methyl bromide alternatives
Berries
February 5, 2016
Moving Beyond Methyl Bromide With Biofungicides
Editor’s note: University of California Farm Advisor Mark Bolda will present much more information on this topic at the Biocontrols Read More
Extreme closeup of invasive wood-boring insect Xyleborus volvulus
Citrus
January 20, 2016
Agriculture Agents Intercept Invasive Beetle At Miami’s Seaport
Notorious wood borer hitched a ride in a container of cucumbers arriving from Costa Rica. Read More
nicely sliced tomatoes
Insect Control
December 21, 2015
Revised Label For Nimitz Nematicide Ties In Tomatoes
Removal of direct-seeding restriction reinstates the crop back onto the approved fruiting vegetables list. Read More
Bat houses installed throughout orchards attract bats, which feast on crop pests at night.
Photo: Kate Ingram
Insect Control
December 9, 2015
Attract Bats For Improved Insect Control
Would you like to reduce insecticide applications while also lowering the number of codling moths in your orchard?  You might Read More
Effects of Western Flower Thrips on lettuce. Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org.
Crop Protection
December 3, 2015
Take Lettuce Pests Head On
Tips for you to manage key lettuce pests in the Southwest. Read More
(Photo credit: Dana Rhodes Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture)
Fruits
December 2, 2015
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands In Pennsylvania
A quarantine for the spotted lanternfly, which was discovered last year in Pennsylvania, has expanded to several townships and municipalities Read More
Yellowstriped armyworm on a leaf
Insect Control
November 19, 2015
Take Caution When Dealing With Yellowstriped Armyworms
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
The Latest
Crop Protection
April 18, 2016
Valent BioSciences Announces Biorational…
Valent BioSciences Corporation has announced plans to construct a new state of the art Biorational Research Center as an expansion Read More
Crop Protection
April 5, 2016
Vegetable Growers: Don’t Take Lygu…
California’s Central Coast has perfect conditions for lygus bug, a pest of strawberry, celery, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, to be successful. Read More
Crop Protection
March 30, 2016
Bayer Nematicide Gets The Nod For Use On…
Velum Prime is a non-fumigant nematicide offering disease control benefits. Read More
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Corn Insecticide Receives EPA Registrati…
New soil insecticide targets a variety of pests including corn rootworm, grubs, maggots, and wireworms. Read More
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Prepare For Corn Earworm
Tips to manage this troublesome pest include purchasing pheromone traps, use of Bt varieties, and a proper spray plan. Read More
Citrus
February 22, 2016
Oriental Fruit Fly Successfully Eradicat…
Quarantine no longer in effect; products now allowed to move freely. Read More
Crop Protection
February 9, 2016
Biopesticides And IPM
Dr. Surendra Dara, Strawberry and Vegetable Crops Advisor and Affiliated IPM Advisor with University of California Cooperative Extension, has long Read More
Crop Protection
February 8, 2016
7 Steps To See If Biocontrols Pencil Out…
Have you considered adding biocontrols to your operation? If you have, there’s no doubt you’ve already weighed the potential costs, Read More
Berries
February 5, 2016
Moving Beyond Methyl Bromide With Biofun…
Editor’s note: University of California Farm Advisor Mark Bolda will present much more information on this topic at the Biocontrols Read More
Citrus
January 20, 2016
Agriculture Agents Intercept Invasive Be…
Notorious wood borer hitched a ride in a container of cucumbers arriving from Costa Rica. Read More
Insect Control
December 21, 2015
Revised Label For Nimitz Nematicide Ties…
Removal of direct-seeding restriction reinstates the crop back onto the approved fruiting vegetables list. Read More
Insect Control
December 9, 2015
Attract Bats For Improved Insect Control
Would you like to reduce insecticide applications while also lowering the number of codling moths in your orchard?  You might Read More
Crop Protection
December 3, 2015
Take Lettuce Pests Head On
Tips for you to manage key lettuce pests in the Southwest. Read More
Fruits
December 2, 2015
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands In…
A quarantine for the spotted lanternfly, which was discovered last year in Pennsylvania, has expanded to several townships and municipalities Read More
Insect Control
November 19, 2015
Take Caution When Dealing With Yellowstr…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this vegetable pest. Read More
Fruits
November 17, 2015
Michigan State University Researchers To…
 Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Read More
Crop Protection
November 16, 2015
New Biopesticide Helicovex Receives U.S.…
Product from Andermatt Biocontrol Ag controls several pests including corn earworm. Read More
Fruits
October 22, 2015
New Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Killer Di…
Parasitic wasp find leads Washington State University researchers to declare ‘We struck it rich.’ Read More
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