Pest Control

Importation of peach live dormant stem cuttings from Spain viewed

The government of Spain has requested USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to authorize the importation of peach (Prunus persica) live dormant stem cuttings for planting from Spain into the continental United States. USDA's... more »

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafe Systems goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

Registration opens for Washington winegrape phylloxera webinar

Growers can register for an April 20 WAVEx web seminar designed to show winegrape growers how to assess, deal with and prepare for phylloxera insects in their vineyards. The free Washington Advancements in Viticulture and... more »

New UC ANR pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

California agriculture department targets potential lantern fly threat

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $1.49 million in grant funding for pest management research projects, to be administered by the Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA). These projects are... more »

USDA to host webinar on Pesticide Data Program

The USDA will host a webinar on March 15, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET to provide an overview of the current Pesticide Data Program (PDP) with highlights of the 2020 PDP results, as... more »

Rutgers points to early season tree fruit pest control for 2022

Rutgers University Extension has made recommendations for early season tree fruit pest control for 2022, including dormant season oil, copper and urea sprays. Dormant oil sprays The first pest control applications in tree fruit usually... more »

Michigan classifies methomyl as a restricted use pesticide

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell on Feb. 14 issued an order declaring all formulations of the insecticide methomyl as a restricted use pesticide. This action was taken due to... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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