Pest Control

Severe brown marmorated stink bug damage in California orchard

Last May, a Turlock almond grower noticed nearly all the nuts on a row of trees in his orchard had fallen to the ground. “It looked like we shook this row,” he said. “I was... more »

New insecticide Requiem Prime to be distributed by Certis USA

Growers have added access Requiem insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops and will will now benefit from distribution of the latest product – Requiem Prime – through Certis USA, a manufacturer and distributor... more »

Alternatives to chlorpyrifos work group formed in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture today announced Aug. 14 the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest management... more »

MSU Extension, media reports optimistic about Michigan blueberry harvest

Blueberry harvest continues in Michigan. According to a July 30 report from Michigan State University Extension Fruit Educator Mark Longstroth, growers were still harvesting Bluecrop and other early midseason varieties. Harvest of Jersey has begun. Hand-harvest crews... more »

APHIS provides an update on spotted lanternfly activities

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides this update of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, SLF) locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. This invasive pest feeds on more than 70 types... more »

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug in Michigan

Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive pest from Asia, has by now established across most of Michigan since its first detection in 2010. You can find them in all sorts of habitats from woodlots... more »

Pennsylvania rolls out quarantine classes for spotted lanternfly

Pennsylvania is readying its quarantine effort for spotted lanternflies found in 14 counties of the state that are affected. Spotted Lanternflies, an invasive planthopper species that attacks fruit trees, was discovered in Berks County, Pennslyvania,... more »

Certis USA introduces Firefighter for protection against fire and harvester ants

Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, has expanded their portfolio of effective insect bait products with the introduction of Firefighter Fire Ant Bait, a spinosad product with an innovative mode of action that shows proven... more »


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