Insect Control Stories
wine bottles
Citrus
May 17, 2016
Border Protection Intercepts New Leafhopper In Wine Shipment
First of its kind found in European shipment. Read More
A two-spotted spider mite. (Photo credit: www.bugwood.org)
Insect Control
May 16, 2016
Tips For Balancing Almond Mites And Predators
Almond growers need to do a delicate dance to keep spider mite populations down, but not so far that beneficial Read More
Brown marmorated stink bug. (Photo credit: USDA)
Crop Protection
May 6, 2016
Scouting Tips For Growing Grape Pest Threat
Grape growers should be on the lookout this fall for two pests that are popping up in vineyards along the Read More
Extreme close-up of redbay ambrosia beetle
Fruits
May 3, 2016
How To Build A Better Beetle Trap
UF/IFAS study on luring, snaring the notorious redbay ambrosia beetle earns prestigious award. Read More
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Crop Protection
April 18, 2016
Valent BioSciences Announces Biorational Research Center
Valent BioSciences Corporation has announced plans to construct a new state of the art Biorational Research Center as an expansion Read More
The lesions appearing on these celery stalks indicate lygus bug feeding injury.  Photo  credit: Shimat Joseph
Crop Protection
April 5, 2016
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. Read More
Potatoes
Crop Protection
March 30, 2016
Bayer Nematicide Gets The Nod For Use On Potatoes
Velum Prime is a non-fumigant nematicide offering disease control benefits. Read More
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Quarantine no longer in effect; products now allowed to move freely.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
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Insect Control
May 26, 2016
Temperature, Location Key To Predicting …
This year, leaffooted bugs are expected to be a significant problem in almonds and pistachios, but watching temperature and the Read More
Fruits
May 26, 2016
Consider Fumigating For Nematodes Before…
Stone fruit and almond growers looking to replant orchards might want to invest in soil samples to assess nematode populations Read More
Cucurbits
May 25, 2016
Whitefly Threat Has Florida Growers On H…
Researchers, state agencies working together to prevent a potential outbreak. Read More
Citrus
May 17, 2016
Border Protection Intercepts New Leafhop…
First of its kind found in European shipment. Read More
Insect Control
May 16, 2016
Tips For Balancing Almond Mites And Pred…
Almond growers need to do a delicate dance to keep spider mite populations down, but not so far that beneficial Read More
Crop Protection
May 6, 2016
Scouting Tips For Growing Grape Pest Thr…
Grape growers should be on the lookout this fall for two pests that are popping up in vineyards along the Read More
Fruits
May 3, 2016
How To Build A Better Beetle Trap
UF/IFAS study on luring, snaring the notorious redbay ambrosia beetle earns prestigious award. Read More
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
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