Pest Control

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

More types of agricultural pheromones available in the market for an increasing number of pests give growers options for pest control. Mating disruption products confuse and distract insect pests from procreation using artificial pheromones linked... more »

Entomologists confirm new Asian giant hornet detection in Washington state

Entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the USDA have confirmed the first report of an Asian giant hornet for 2021. This is the first confirmed report from Snohomish County and appears to... more »

First adult Western cherry fruit fly expected to begin emergence in Oregon

All cherry trees owners should be aware the emergence of the first adult western cherry fruit flies is expected to begin on June 14 in the La Grande, Oregon, area. 50% adult fly emergence expected... more »

New guide helps organic growers manage burrowing rodents

Burrowing rodents can cause extensive and expensive damage to orchards and crop fields. To manage the pests without chemicals used on conventional farms, organic growers can consult a new publication from University of California Agriculture... more »

European Cherry Fruit Fly quarantine includes Monroe and Wayne counties, NY

Effective May 11, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets expanded the European cherry fruit fly quarantine to include all of Monroe County and... more »

Spotted lanternfly: It’s time to be on the lookout in New York vineyards

The first detection of established spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) populations in New York was one among many of the ominous events of 2020. We’ve been monitoring for this pest for a while, but now that it... more »

Periodical cicadas emerging as a nuisance to Michigan fruit growers

Brood X of the periodical cicada can soon be found throughout the Midwest including parts of southern Michigan. They may become a nuisance, but don’t expect any significant fruit crop injury. Excitement is in the... more »

Periodical cicada management on blueberries outlined

As we await the emergence of Brood X of the periodical cicada this year, it’s time to think about what steps you might take to protect your small fruit plantings. Blueberries, like other woody species,... more »

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