Tagged invasive pests

Nuts
October 29, 2017
Vole Presence High in Nut Orchards Thanks to Wet Winter
Economic losses, reduced production, and increased labor costs all are a result of dealing with high pest populations in orchards. Read More
Stone Fruit
October 27, 2017
Spotted Wing Drosophila is an Old Pest, but New Threat to Peaches
Growers in the East and Midwest have noticed the invasive pest feeding on uncompromised fruit. Read More
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
The Latest
Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More