Pest Control

Tools, funds target spotted lanternfly

Research funds and new tools are fueling another year of the fight against spotted lanternfly. The colorful, polka-dotted insects are an invasive species native to China, Bangladesh and Vietnam – and a significant risk to... more »

Corteva announces plans to expand global spinosyns capacity

Wilmington, Delaware-based Corteva Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) has announced its board of directors has approved a $145 million capital investment in the company’s Midland, Michigan, manufacturing facility to expand global capacity for the Company’s high-demand insect... more »

UGA scientists receive grants to study ambrosia beetles

Research entomologists in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are using three grants to study ambrosia beetles in an effort to prevent future attacks and preserve more fruit and nut trees.... more »

Skidmore joins New Mexico State as Extension specialist for urban, small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

Spotted wing drosophila research webinar is Nov. 5

An online webinar presentation, "SWD in Space and Time: What do we know about the seasonal biology and movement of SWD?" is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2019, from 1-2:30 p.m. EST. In this webinar, researchers... more »

California declares Medfly quarantine in San Bernadino

A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple larvae have... more »

Raptors an ally in rodent management

From barn owls to kestrels, raptors are friends in the fight against rodents that make their homes in orchards, vineyards and fields of berry bushes. While it won’t replace commonsense tactics like mowing between the... more »

Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation and pesticide manufacturers to... more »

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Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

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Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

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