Pest Control

Senstar insecticide effective against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla, others

Valent USA's new insecticide Senstar is being marketed to apple and pear growers as an effective treatment for such pests as woolly aphid, mealybugs and pear psylla. Senstar... more »

California Department of Food and Agriculture Zoom meeting addresses Sterile Insect Technique

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a forum on Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) on Feb. 4 via Zoom. The Mediterranean Fruit Fly is one of several invasive species... more »

$70M set to protect ag, natural resources from plant pests

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard... more »

Mating disruption studied for control of San Jose scale

San Jose scale has been traditionally controlled by pesticides and dormant oils, but increased pressure is giving researchers reason to look at mating disruption as an alternative control. Michigan State University’s (MSU) Larry Gut, an... more »

$70M goes to boost infrastructure for pest detection, surveillance

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard the... more »

Biological control of brown marmorated stink bug targeted by samurai wasp

A tiny wasp, about as big as a sesame seed, that lays its eggs into the eggs of stink bugs is the most promising biological control agent against the brown marmorated stink bug. Originating from the... more »

Syngenta develops new insecticide active ingredient, spiropidion

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective... more »

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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