Pest Control

Black stem borer: An opportunistic pest of young fruit trees under stress

Young fruit trees under stress can attract black stem borers. Proper identification, orchard sanitation and timing of control measures using ethanol-baited traps will help minimize its spread. Identification The black stem borer is a very... more »

Task force set to head off possible emergence of ‘murder hornet’ in Texas

A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, a specialized task force led by... more »

Syngenta announces Tymirium technology brand

Syngenta has unveiled its Tymirium technology platform brand. It is a novel nematicide and fungicide technology under development for both seed- and soil-applied uses. According to a news release, Tymirium technology is an example of... more »

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 »

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USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

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