Pest Control

Skidmore joins New Mexico State as Extension specialist for urban, small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

Spotted wing drosophila research webinar is Nov. 5

An online webinar presentation, "SWD in Space and Time: What do we know about the seasonal biology and movement of SWD?" is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. In this webinar, researchers... more »

California declares Medfly quarantine in San Bernadino

A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple larvae have... more »

Raptors an ally in rodent management

From barn owls to kestrels, raptors are friends in the fight against rodents that make their homes in orchards, vineyards and fields of berry bushes. While it won’t replace commonsense tactics like mowing between the... more »

Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation and pesticide manufacturers to... more »

Scientists map areas prime for spotted lanternfly invasion 

A map identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly in the United States and other countries has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. [caption id="attachment_22763" align="alignright"... more »

Kemin Crop Technologies’ organic miticides expand to insecticides

Kemin Crop Technologies, a business venture of Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services,... more »

Simpler trap for monitoring brown marmorated stink bugs eyed

What’s better than one scientist studying the optimal design for traps to detect brown marmorated stink bugs? How about 35 scientists conducting the same tests across 115 sites in 18 states across the country? Tracy... more »


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