Tagged Integrated Pest Management

July 12, 2017
Tomato Pests Can Be Induced to Cannibalism, New Study Shows
The University of Wisconsin's John Orrock says when beet armyworms are exposed to concentrations of methyl jasmonate, they will abandon eating tomatoes — and start eating one another. Read More
Crop Protection
June 25, 2017
Study Suggests Closer-Proximity Lures Help Increase Insect Pest Catches
Research shows single-trap locations are not as effective as those kept close together. Read More
Cucurbit leaf crumple virus
June 20, 2017
Take Caution to Curb Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
Purple nutsedge on tomato plants
June 6, 2017
Scientists Zone in on Precision Weed Control
Surgically placed fumigants at the base of promising pest management method for vegetable growers. Read More
May 10, 2017
Florida Sweet Potato Farmers Learning How to One Up Wireworms
UF/IFAS researchers develop trapping systems for potent pest; studying other crop protection methods to help save revenue. Read More
May 2, 2017
Southeastern Strawberry Growers Advised to Prepare for Disease Pressure
Recent rain is conducive to the main strawberry fruit rot diseases, according to the chief of the Southern Region IPM Center. Read More
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans speaks to crowd at Biocontrols USA West 2017
Biocontrols Conference
March 6, 2017
More Growers Willing to Bet on Biocontrols
Industry event highlighting alternative pest management methods draws interested crowd to Reno. Read More
February 28, 2017
Growers’ Help Wanted on Spotted Wing Drosophila Survey
National project needs input on how the nasty pest affected your farms in 2016. Read More
UF/IFAS researcher Cristina Pisani examines ailing avocado tree
Crop Protection
February 27, 2017
New Discovery Smells Like Victory for Florida Avocado Growers
Scientists find naturally occurring repellent that could keep disease-carrying beetles at bay. Read More
February 4, 2017
Pests, Diseases in Organic Growing the topic of Washington State University Fruit School
Biology, ecology of organic production the focus of two-day event. Read More
Close-up of mature diamondback moth
Insect Control
January 13, 2017
3 Ways to Save Your Vegetable Crops From Diamondback Moths
An integrated approach is key to managing this destructive pest. Read More
Dickeya chrysanthemi of potato
Disease Control
December 21, 2016
Two Tips to Improve Your Potato Seed Stock
High-quality seed stock with a guaranteed low incidence of disease is the first step to success. Read More
2016 Florida Ag Expo tomato variety field tour
CEU Series
December 1, 2016
CEU Series: Back A United Front To Fight And Defeat Pests
Coordination and integration are key factors to any successful crop protection battle plan. Read More
November 18, 2016
USDA Awards $9.4M For Pest Management
Projects aim to reduce pests, weeds, and diseases on farms through IPM. Read More
2015 Florida Ag Expo tomato breeding field tour row perspective
CEU Series
November 1, 2016
CEU Series: Learning About Pesticide Resistance Is Anything But Futile
A proactive approach using all applicable IPM tactics is the most effective way to avoid this persistent problem. Read More
Apples & Pears
October 30, 2016
New Project Targets BMSB – Sustainably
Armed with a $3.7 million grant, North Carolina State University researchers have the brown marmorated stink bug, which has been found in 43 states, in their cross hairs. Read More
UF/IFAS developmental biologist Dennis Gray looks at the progress of grapevines in a vineyard.
CEU Series
October 1, 2016
CEU Series: Improve Your Integrated Pest Management Plan
Balance in cultural, biological, and chemical procedures can not only be effective, but also economically feasible. Read More
September 26, 2016
San Jose Scale Is An Old Pest That Is A New Threat To Apple Growers
Growers see increase in infestations due to changes in chemical control programs. Read More
2-spotted spider mites
Crop Protection
August 30, 2016
New Biopesticide Available From BioWorks
Mycoinsecticide has quick knockdown effect and multiple modes of action. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
August 2, 2016
New Facility To Produce Natural Enemy Of Asian Citrus Psyllid
Insect production greenhouse at Cal Poly Pomona to rear and study Tamarixia radiata wasp. Read More
The Latest
Crop Protection
July 23, 2017
USDA Invests $7.6 Million toward Benefic…
Projects to promote beneficial organisms as part of a pest control strategy. Read More
July 22, 2017
Representative from Washington Proposes …
Move broadens use of H-2A to all of agriculture to include those with multiple crops and harvests. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 21, 2017
University of California Launches Websit…
Easy-to-read format designed to give growers up-to-date information on huanglongbing and Asian citrus psyllid research. Read More
July 20, 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Taken Up a N…
Current conditions in the tropics warrant marked revision in potential storm season scenarios. Read More
July 19, 2017
Researchers On a Mission to Find More Pl…
Federal grant to aid exploration of food security solutions for the future. Read More
July 19, 2017
Farm Labor Stories Making the News This …
The agricultural labor shortage is strong enough that the consumer press is beginning to report on it regularly. Here are the stories making headlines this month. Read More
Sweet Corn
July 19, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Corn &#…
Each month, American Vegetable Grower® will offer growing tips on specific varieties, supplied by the breeder or distributor. This month, we’re offering Read More
July 19, 2017
Florida Grower Magazine is Seeking Your …
Life hacks are common in social media threads these days. They are those clever ideas or tricks aimed at making Read More
July 19, 2017
4 Challenges Large Operations Face in Or…
Organic vegetable production in Monterey County has evolved over the past 25 years. It was once the domain of small- Read More
Farm Management
July 19, 2017
Tom Nunes, V: The Best Labor Solutions A…
Competition for skilled farm labor is fierce in the West. But Nunes Vegetables, Inc. believes when growers work together, they will attract more workers to their community. Read More
July 14, 2017
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Predator Egg …
Samuri wasp parasitized egg mass found in Southern New Jersey peach orchard. Read More
July 14, 2017
Everglades Agricultural Area Farmers Win…
Annual report shows use of best management practices results in another massive reduction in phosphorus flow. Read More
July 13, 2017
Scientists Keying in on Sweeter and Stro…
New study shows grafting can give growers an upper hand on soilborne disease threats. Read More
July 13, 2017
The Road is Long to Farm Bill 2018 [Opin…
Participation in this process will be crucial to ensure your needs are understood and addressed. Read More
July 13, 2017
Trade Talk to Top Florida Fruit & Ve…
Trade issues are top of mind these days for specialty crop producers. Efforts have been underway since early this year Read More
July 12, 2017
Shaky Florida Citrus Season Skids to a S…
Final USDA tally confirms continuing downward trend of production in the HLB era. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
July 12, 2017
Encourage New Citrus Growth by Getting B…
2017 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines says producing crops under protective screen is a way to farm more and stress less. Read More
July 12, 2017
Tomato Pests Can Be Induced to Cannibali…
The University of Wisconsin's John Orrock says when beet armyworms are exposed to concentrations of methyl jasmonate, they will abandon eating tomatoes — and start eating one another. Read More