Insect Control Stories
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
brown marmorated stink bug and nymph
Fruits
November 17, 2015
Michigan State University Researchers To Study Non-Spray Pest Management
 Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have received a $173,151 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Read More
sweet corn field shot Gordon
Crop Protection
November 16, 2015
New Biopesticide Helicovex Receives U.S. Registration
Product from Andermatt Biocontrol Ag controls several pests including corn earworm. Read More
Trissolcus japonicus
Fruits
October 22, 2015
New Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Killer Discovered In Pacific Northwest
Parasitic wasp find leads Washington State University researchers to declare ‘We struck it rich.’ Read More
(Photo Credit: Elizabeth Beers, Washington State University)
Berries
October 19, 2015
USDA Awards $6.7 Million To Stifle Spotted Wing Drosophila
North Carolina State University’s Hannah Burrack will spearhead research. Read More
tomato field Gordon
Crop Protection
October 15, 2015
EPA Registers New Bionematicide
Marrone Bio Innovations product provides new mode of action, keeping insect eggs from hatching. Read More
Swede midge, now in Michigan, typically spreads to new areas in infested transplant material. 
Photo credit: Susan Ellis, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Crop Protection
October 6, 2015
New Invasive Vegetable Pest Found In Michigan
Swede midge impacts cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other crucifers. Read More
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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
Berries
October 19, 2015
USDA Awards $6.7 Million To Stifle Spott…
North Carolina State University’s Hannah Burrack will spearhead research. Read More
Crop Protection
October 15, 2015
EPA Registers New Bionematicide
Marrone Bio Innovations product provides new mode of action, keeping insect eggs from hatching. Read More
Crop Protection
October 6, 2015
New Invasive Vegetable Pest Found In Mic…
Swede midge impacts cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other crucifers. Read More
Citrus
October 1, 2015
EPA Registers New Biochemical Miticide T…
Potassium Salts of Hops Beta Acids (K-HBAs), is intended to fit into a rotation program to battle resistance. Read More
Citrus
September 29, 2015
Feared Peach Pest Found In California
Just one find so far, but an infestation could be disastrous for the U.S. stone fruit industry. Read More
Berries
September 23, 2015
Awareness Key In Grounding Spotted Wing …
In 2015, the infamous pest wreaked havoc in Florida blueberry fields. Are you prepared for next season’s onslaught? Read More
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