Crop Protection

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The ban will take away a tool that many growers are still using, and its manufacturer says that additional legal recourse is being considered.

But others in the industry say the action was overdue and there are softer chemicals and biological controls lined up to take chlorpyrifos’s place as a bug-killer.

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How to fight hard-to-kill codling moths in apples

The stakes are high for apple growers. A single worm burrowing into an apple makes it unmarketable for fresh sales and can even hurt processing sales.

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AgBiome, Luxembourg Industries launch initiative in Israel

AgBiome Innovations and Luxembourg Industries Ltd. announced a joint registration, development and commercialization intent for Howler fungicide in th... more »

Atticus introduces lepidoteran control with Inspirato 2 F

Cary, North Carolina-based Atticus has introduced Inspirato 2 F, an insect growth regulator that targets lepidopteran insects in the specialty crop m... more »

Managing risk with crop insurance, diversification

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2500"] Chris Eckert is the president of Eckert’s, Inc., an Illinois-based farm that uses USDA-administered... more »

Isaacs gets ESA professional award for excellence in IPM

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has named the winners of its 2018 professional and student awards, recognizing scientists, educators and ... more »

Oriental fruit fly quarantined near Sacramento

A portion of Sacramento and Yolo Counties have been placed under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of 15 flies in and arou... more »

Brown marmorated stink bugs increasing in grapes

Be on the lookout for brown marmorated stink bugs in vineyards, especially as annual crops begin to dry down before harvest. We are catching more ... more »

WSU scientists clone grape virus to help stop devastating disease

A new discovery by scientists at Washington State University could help grape growers roll back a devastating virus that withers their vines and s... more »

Meet WSU’s newest entomologist

As Washington State University’s newest entomologist, Tobin Northfield is finding new, sustainable strategies to defeat devastating pests threatenin... more »

University of Arkansas names head of entomology, plant pathology

[caption id="attachment_18335" align="alignright" width="220"] Ken Korth has been appointed head of the department of entomology and plant pathology.... more »

Appeals court shuts down use of chlorpyrifos pesticide

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week ordered an EPA ban of the broad-spectrum pesticide chlorpyrifos. The ban will take away a tool th... more »

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