Tagged invasive pests

Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB Management Resource Page
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Grapes
September 8, 2017
Spotted Lanternfly Population Large This Year
Thanks to mild winter, numbers for the pest are growing, especially in southeast Pennsylvania. Read More
Insect Control
August 22, 2017
Stink Bug Threatens High-Dollar Crops in California
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon the state’s peaches and almonds. Read More
Fruits
August 14, 2017
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands Again
Pennsylvania receives $3 million from USDA for outreach efforts, control measures for this invasive pest. Read More
Stone Fruit
August 1, 2017
Researcher: Cherry Growers Must Use Disease Management Strategies When it Comes to SWD
Dave Jones, Extension Educator with Michigan State University, says growers are well accustomed to monitoring and thinking ahead. Read More
SWD On Raspberry
Fruits
June 28, 2017
Researchers Studying Spotted Wing Drosophila Attractants
Building on previous research, MSU doctorate fine-tunes the solutions which pique the fruit files’ interest. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 5, 2017
Michigan State University Awarded Grant to Tackle Spotted Wing Drosophila
Research team seeks solutions to protect state’s cherry crop. Read More
Crop Protection
June 1, 2017
Can Attract-and-Kill Technology Protect Fruit Against Brown Marmorated Stink Bug?
Since devastating many Mid-Atlantic farms in 2010, this Asian-borne pest continues to cause growers significant headaches. New research, however, may offer insights into treatment options that minimize the use of harsh chemicals. Read More
Grapes
May 19, 2017
Researchers Still Have a Lot to Learn about Spotted Lanternfly
While some feeding habits have been recognized, there’s still a learning curve with this enigmatic invasive pest. Read More
SWD On Raspberry
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Fruits
January 18, 2017
Spotted Wing Drosophila Control the Topic of Webinar
Research updates, recommendations to be presented on devastating pest. Read More
Cranes at the Port Tampa Bay
Citrus
October 23, 2016
Take Precaution, Free Trade Could Be Costly [Opinion]
With more imports, we have to redouble our efforts to protect ourselves from foreign pest invaders. Read More
Closeup of Tuta Absoluta leaf miner
Citrus
October 21, 2016
Top 3 Invasive Pests Florida Growers Need To Be Watching For
The Sunshine State is ground zero when it comes to foreign pests that can turn agriculture upside down. Read More
Tomatoes
September 21, 2016
Noxious Weed Detected In Processing Tomato Field In California
The infested field was placed on hold and appropriate safeguards were implemented to prevent the movement of seeds on equipment and personnel leaving the field. Read More
Giant African Land Snail
Crop Protection
September 9, 2016
Florida Winning In Slugfest Over Giant Snails
Since first being discovered five years ago, more than 164,000 of the invasive pests have been captured and destroyed. Read More
Whiteflies on a leaf
Fruits
July 11, 2016
Exotic Whitefly On The Move In Florida
Reports confirm notorious Q-biotype species is now present in eight counties. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 8, 2016
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands In Pennsylvania
More townships added as small populations of the pest are found in municipalities adjacent to previously quarantined areas. Read More
Closeup of Oriental fruit fly causing damage
Citrus
July 5, 2016
At Least $4.1 Million Lost In South Florida Fruit Fly Outbreak
UF/IFAS researchers take optimistic route, say damage from last summer’s invasive pest onslaught could have been much worse. Read More
Closeup of Q-biotype or B-biotype whitefly
Cucurbits
June 14, 2016
Worry Spreading In Florida Over Exotic Whitefly
UF/IFAS expert warns species likely to cause problems for growers. Read More
Whiteflies on a leaf
Cucurbits
May 25, 2016
Whitefly Threat Has Florida Growers On High Alert
Researchers, state agencies working together to prevent a potential outbreak. Read More
The Latest
Citrus
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Flori…
Money raised will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s efforts to aid families in need. Read More
GenNext Growers
September 21, 2017
Advice for Taking Over the Family Farm
If you are considering joining and running your family business, here are some tips to ensure success. Read More
Berries
September 21, 2017
Ways Florida Blueberry Growers Can Eleva…
Promotional efforts seek to harness power that drives the Sunshine State's ‘little blue dynamos.’ Read More
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More