Pest Control

Invasive spotted lanternfly workshop to be held in Berrien County, Michigan

The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an exotic insect introduced into the United States from Asia in 2014. First found in southeast Pennsylvania, it is now found in six states. While Michigan is not yet on that list,... more »

Semios gets $75M in funding to expand large IoT network in agriculture

Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, has raised $75 million U.S. in private equity funding to advance the development of its data-driven crop management solution. The financing was led by Morningside Group, a... more »

Wettable powder insecticide from BioSafe Systems now available in California

BioSafe Systems has announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus. This OMRI Listed, ANT-03 strain, is ideal for IPM programs. BioCeres WP is used... more »

Wettable powder insecticide now available in California

BioSafe Systems recently announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres... more »

Honeybee-eating Asian giant hornets reported in Northwest

In December, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists identified a large hornet found near the Canadian border as an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), an invasive species not previously found in Washington state. Although... more »

California grape growers deal with mealybugs without chlorpyrifos

So scratch chlorpyrifos, but California winegrape growers have more tools left in the war chest for dealing with vine mealybugs. Native grape mealybugs are usually kept in place by natural controls and parasitoids, said George... more »

Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

MSU entomologist Isaacs among those on Highly Cited Researchers List

Six Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientists have been recognized in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The highlighted researchers represent the renowned programs in... more »

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