Pest Control

More than $70M set for projects protecting agriculture from pests

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 372 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification and threat mitigation; to... more »

Certis Biologicals’ MeloCo LC fights yield-robbing nematodes

Certis Biologicals announced Jan. 31 the launch of MeloCon LC (Active Ingredient: Purpureocilium lilacinumstrain 251), a water dispersible concentrate containing spores from a naturally-occurring soil fungus which controls a wide variety of harmful nematodes at every lifecycle... more »

Free online summit tackles codling moth

A free virtual “Codling Moth (CM) Summit” will be held Feb. 24. The session will include a long-term look at the biology, control and treatment of CM. The event is sponsored by Washington State University... more »

Bioinsecticides from UK-based Bionema acquired by Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta Crop Protection has acquired two next generation bioinsecticides, NemaTrident and UniSpore, to combat increasing resistance and a wide range of insects and pests across horticulture and ornamentals, turf amenity and forestry, giving customers even greater... more »

Maryland expands spotted lanternfly quarantine zone

 The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) expanded  Jan. 20 its spotted lanternfly quarantine to include the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery and Washington, as well as Baltimore City. This... more »

$6.1M in Series A first closing secured by Botanical Solution Inc.

Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), innovator of sustainable, consistent and cost-effective Advanced Botanical Materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications, announced Jan. 17 it has successfully closed $6.1 million in a Series A round led by Palo... more »

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Reducing the need for broad spectrum insecticide use – primarily the pyrethroids and neonicotinoids – will foster beneficials, which is the long term strategy for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) control. BMSB is an invasive... more »

MDARD proposes classifying methomyl as a restricted use pesticide

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is proposing classifying all formulations of the insecticide methomyl as a restricted use pesticide. This recommendation was made due to widespread misuse of the product, which... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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