Pest Control

EPA takes action to ban chlorpyrifos on food crops

The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. In a final rule released Aug. 18, EPA is... more »

Tips offered to manage apple maggots with insecticide

Following low levels of apple maggot adult emergence during most of July, high numbers of apple maggot have been detected in August at the Michigan State University Trevor Nichols Research Center in Fennville, Michigan. Controlling... more »

Products with bifenthrin OK’D for use against brown marmorated stink bug

Similarly, as during the last few years, active ingredient bifenthrin belonging to the group of pyrethroids, IRAC Group 3A, received a special Section 18 Emergency Exemption Registration from U.S. EPA on Aug 05, 2021. Three... more »

Solving the parasitic nematode problem: a preventative approach

{Sponsored} When growers redevelop an orchard, it’s imperative that certain steps are taken to ensure fast growth and plant health. Ultimately, it’s difficult to control what happens in an open orchard setting, but by properly... more »

Managing woolly apple aphid tips offered

When woolly apple aphid colonies make their appearance in apple foliage mid-summer, this is the time to reduce populations so they do not become a nuisance at harvest. In its adult form, woolly apple aphids, Eriosoma... more »

Spotted lanternfly spreading in New York state

The spotted lanternfly – an invasive, destructive pest with a wide range of hosts including grapes, apples, hops, maple and walnut – has spread to a growing number of counties in New York state. The... more »

SWD: A 2021 update for Pennsylvania berry growers

This is the time of year when spotted wing drosophila populations can rapidly increase in Pennsylvania, making efforts to control this pest a necessity for most berry crop growers. Updated info can be found through The... more »

California quarantine targets potential spotted lanternfly introduction

A state exterior quarantine was declared July 16 to prohibit the introduction of the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, into California. Spotted lanternfly was first detected in North American in 2014 in Pennsylvania and has now... more »

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