Pest Control

NYS Integrated Pest Management welcomes new director

Beginning May 16, Alejandro Calixto takes over as director of New York State Integrated Pest Management following the retirement of Jennifer Grant. Calixto brings experience with the Land Grant system and mission, having prior extension... more »

Wilbur-Ellis begins semi-exclusive distribution of Vestaron’s Spear-Lep

Wilbur-Ellis, a producer of precision agriculture, crop protection, seed, nutritional and biological products, in cooperation with Vestaron Corp., announced May 5 a distribution agreement to semi-exclusively distribute Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide manufactured by Vestaron. Spear-Lep is a... more »

WSU scientists enlist citizens in hunt for giant, bee-killing hornet

More than two inches long, the world’s largest hornet carries a painful, sometimes lethal sting and an appetite for honeybees. It is also the newest insect invader of Washington state. The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia,... more »

Time for replanting old, disease and blueberry stem gall wasp infested blueberry fields

After several years of declining productivity and market uncertainties, some Michigan growers are taking action to turn their business around to improve farm profitability and maintain employment. One action already having an impact in west... more »

Cornell Extension plans May 13 spotted lanternfly online workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a spotted lanternfly online workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. This is a  meeting to update farmers and the general public about spotted lanternfly (Lycorma... more »

BASF’s Nemasys C beneficial nematodes control codling moth

BASF has introduced Nemasys C beneficial nematodes for control of codling moth on apple and pear farms in North America. Codling moths wreak havoc on apple and pear crops as most conventional products target adult populations.... more »

Supplemental label issued for Verdepryn to control blueberry stem gall wasp

The new insecticide Verdepryn is a diamide insecticide based on the active ingredient cyclaniliprole. This is already labeled for use in blueberry against cutworms, fruitworms, Japanese beetle, blueberry maggot and other insect pests. The company... more »

Summit Agro USA has new website, touts Verdepryn insecticide, Timorex Act fungicide

Summit Agro USA has launched a new website designed from the ground up to be a solutions-centric tool for growers, dealers, consultants and PCAs. "We surveyed our customers and distribution partners about website resources. What we found was that these... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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