Pest Control

Syngenta Crop Protection offers Plinazolin insect control technology

Syngenta Crop Protection announced Nov. 24 the introduction of Plinazolin technology, a new and innovative active ingredient with a novel mode of action (IRAC Group 30) for insect control that will help growers protect their... more »

Natural enemy of invasive, berry-eating SWD found in US

A parasitoid wasp that is the natural enemy of a fly known as the spotted wing drosophila could be a good friend to growers. Washington State University researchers recently confirmed the discovery of the potentially... more »

Sym-Agro’s Eckosil Shield manages heat and abiotic stress, cuts sunburn

Sym-Agro announced Nov. 18 the introduction of Eckosil Shield, a new OMRI listed silicon-based stress mitigation solution for organic farming and conventional agriculture. Eckosil is based on soluble orthosilicate technology which quickly absorbs into treated... more »

Vestaron’s SPEAR-Lep approved for use in Mexico

Vestaron announced Nov. 16 that its bioinsecticide, SPEAR-Lep, has been approved as the newest biological pesticide available to growers in Mexico. The approval across international borders solidifies Vestaron’s commitment to empowering growers with novel, effective... more »

Beneficial insects for pest control in orchards is Washington topic

Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, USDA-ARS Wapato, Washington, is spearheading a new project investigating the potential for natural enemy releases to improve orchard pest control. If you are interested in providing input on this new project join in... more »

Biotalys’ first biocontrol demonstrates efficacy for growers 

Biotalys, an agricultural technology company focused on addressing food protection challenges with protein-based biocontrol solutions, announced Nov. 15 the strong performance of its first biofungicide Evoca for grapes and strawberries in independent efficacy field trials... more »

IR-4 Project backs continued neonicotinoids use in specialty crops

The IR-4 project established by the USDA provides information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support use of neonics imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin in specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables and nuts; analysis concludes... more »

Washington tree fruit group’s 2021 Apple Pesticide Residue Study Report set

Since 2011, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs.... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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