Biocontrols

Sherry Mitchell to lead Vestaron’s marketing efforts

Vestaron has appointed Sherry Mitchell as director of marketing. Sherry most recently was North America Director of Communications for Nufarm Americas, a developer and marketer of crop protection and enhancement products, for its agriculture and... more »

Penn State, ag officials look to slow spread of spotted lanternfly

With spring and the accompanying emergence of insects upon us, grape growers, orchardists, nursery operators, homeowners and others in southeastern Pennsylvania are bracing for infestations of spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that appeared... more »

Student entomologist stalks predators to save Washington apples

White, fuzzy, and about the size of a pencil tip, the woolly apple aphid is a persistent pest in Northwest apple orchards, harming trees and shrinking apple harvests. Robert Orpet, doctoral student at Washington State... more »

Pollinator protection effort focuses on greenhouse industry

Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4). P4, developed with input from twenty-eight state and national organizations and stakeholder groups, provides recommendations for best practices and resources to support and expand... more »

Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention starting Jan. 30

The 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. More than 2,400 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and other... more »

Biological products trade association changes name

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), formerly the BioPesticide Industry Alliance, is the new name of the U.S.-based trade association representing the biological products industry. BPIA membership includes biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors, food... more »

Pest alert: green fruitworm, rosy apple aphid

We are seeing indications that numbers of green fruitworms and rosy apple aphids will be high this season. Both pests tend to flare in a cool, wet spring due to suppression of predators and other... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »


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