Pest Control

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

Another challenging pest has made Pennsylvania its home

A few weeks back, you were alerted that the Swede midge was found on a Pennsylvania farm. We now warn you about another invasive pest, jumping worms. Jumping worms (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian... more »

Take a virtual tour of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

Due to Michigan State University policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension is unable to host in-person meetings. Unfortunately, this includes our annual Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center open house and annual Leelanau Horticultural Society dinner and... more »

California agriculture to benefit from BT Now from BioSafe Systems

BT Now biological insecticide is now labeled to manage target lepidoptera larval infestations in California crops. BioSafe Systems’ BT Now controls larvae by using a novel strain of the bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. kurstaki (Btk)... more »

Webinar focuses on protecting California orchards from invasive species

The University of California has scheduled another event in a series of webinars – UC Experts Talk. Mark Hoddle, Extension specialist in biological control at the University of California, Riverside, will discuss the problems caused by... more »

New York state agencies urge public to report findings of spotted lanternfly

The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation, and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation confirmed Aug. 17 that spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia, has been found on Staten... more »

Leach named spotted lanternfly Extension associate at Penn State

Heather Leach has joined Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences as a spotted lanternfly Extension associate. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Leach is responsible for coordinating... more »

BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

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