Pest Control

Syngenta launches Spiropidion, an insecticide active ingredient

Syngenta Crop Protection has unveiled Spiropidion, a new insect control technology that will help growers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner. According to a news release, sucking... more »

Managing your bin piles for increased codling moth control

Codling moth larvae that will overwinter leave the fruit in the fall, around harvest, and seek overwintering sites. Once they find a location, they spin a protective hibernaculum (cocoon) that provides shelter until spring when... more »

Battle against the highly invasive spotted lanternfly heats up in Virginia

When the highly invasive spotted lanternfly was first discovered in the woods surrounding Kate Reed’s Winchester, Virginia, home, it occurred in such small numbers that finding it required a short trip and careful observation in... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

India meal moth, related pests controlled by Cidetrak from Trécé

Trécé Inc., a manufacturer of pheromone and kairomone based insect trap and lure based monitoring systems and mating disruption products for insect control, announced the introduction of a new mating-disruption (MD) product designed to control... more »

EPA announces 2020 dicamba registration decision

At the Cromley Farm, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.... more »

Andersoni-system well suited to Spanish raspberries

Raspberry growers in southwest Spain tend to have two crops, at different stages, in production at the same time. One is grown from established bushes previously pruned back, while the second crop is planted more... more »

Washington entomologists eradicate first Asian giant hornet nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists successfully eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest Saturday, Oct. 24, just two days after finding the nest in a tree... more »


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