Pest Control

EPA announces 2020 dicamba registration decision

At the Cromley Farm, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product.... more »

Andersoni-system well suited to Spanish raspberries

Raspberry growers in southwest Spain tend to have two crops, at different stages, in production at the same time. One is grown from established bushes previously pruned back, while the second crop is planted more... more »

Washington entomologists eradicate first Asian giant hornet nest

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists successfully eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest Saturday, Oct. 24, just two days after finding the nest in a tree... more »

MSU entomologists join $5.4M effort for sustainable management of SWD

Michigan State University Entomology professor Rufus Isaacs’ lab is joining nine other land-grant universities in a new multi-million-dollar grant awarded by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve pest... more »

Suterra has new Puffer design to bring California growers for aerosol mating disruption

Suterra announced Oct. 14 the launch of a new Puffer design available in California for the 2021 growing season to reduce navel orangeworm, codling moth and oriental fruit moth damage. Borne out of Suterra’s commitment... more »

EFI hires Karla Cook as certification manager

On its continued path of growth, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has hired Karla Cook as certification manager. Cook brings extensive... more »

Westbridge introduces Xena Spreader-Sticker; available for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

Syngenta offers free sessions for pest control advisers, certified crop advisers

WHAT: Continuing education enables certified crop advisers, consultants and pest control advisers (PCAs) to maintain certifications and remain up to date on issues affecting crops today. Syngenta currently offers free learning modules that provide continuing... more »

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