Pest Control

New Extension app created for little cherry disease, pest scouting

Download a new phone application designed to help orchardists scout, sample and identify symptoms and insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma and little cherry virus now available at both Apple and Android. Designed by Washington State... more »

Technology to treat plant pathogens and pests found by USDA ARS, partners

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that they have found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus trees, potato and tomato plants without the use of antibiotics. In collaboration... more »

Jonjak is Wisconsin’s first cranberry outreach specialist

When Allison Jonjak started her job as the University of Wisconsin-Extension Cranberry Outreach Specialist, she expected to be spending much of her time traveling around the state meeting with cranberry growers. But due to the... more »

Nematode ‘ranching workshop’ helps cranberry growers

A workshop for Wisconsin cranberry growers interested in raising nematodes to help control red-headed flea beetles and other insect pests on their marshes was held recently on the Pergande Cranberry Marsh north of Warrens, Wisonsin.... more »

Study shows effectiveness of suppressing female fruit flies

Populations of Drosophila suzukii fruit flies – so-called “spotted-wing drosophila” that devastate soft-skinned fruit in North America, Europe and parts of South America – could be greatly suppressed with the introduction of genetically modified D.... more »

Disrupting mealybug mating may help protect vineyards from grapevine leafroll

The grape mealybug has plagued Washington winegrape growers for decades. Researchers at Washington State University are launching a study with synthetic sex pheromones to disrupt mealybug mating – and, hopefully, the damage mealybugs cause in... more »

Hannah Burrack named new chair to lead MSU Department of Entomology

Hannah Burrack has been named chairperson for the Department of Entomology in the College of Natural Resources at Michigan State University. The appointment in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan... more »

Arrigoni offers solutions for cracking and pests in cherries

Spring rains have a decisive influence on the quality of fruits, especially when it comes to delicate cherry cultivars. Rainwater can in fact interrupt the flowering process, reduce quality and, in severe cases, start fruit... more »

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