Pest Control

How to attract bug-eating birds to farms

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by recent UC Davis graduate Sacha Heath and UC Cooperative Extension... more »

2nd-annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards coming to Birmingham, UK

The World BioProtection Forum recently announced that the second annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The Summit aims to connect industry and... more »

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 »

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