Pest Control

How California is protecting its winegrapes

Glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) is a formidable nightmare for grape growers – and growers of other crops, for that matter – that vectors Pierce’s disease, which can decimate grapevines and for which there is no known... more »

California Association of Pest Control Advisers hybrid conference Oct. 17-19

The 47th annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers will be a hybrid event in 2021. The CAPCA event is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 in Reno, Nevada. It will be an in-person, networking-focused event. Currently,... more »

Orius-System tackles adult thrips in strawberry

Over recent years, Biobest advisor Arno Hellemons has seen good results using a combination of cucumeris and Orius to control thrips in strawberry crops. "With this strategy strawberry growers are getting this challenging pest under... more »

Using DNA, UF research shows which bats binge on crop pests

“Big bats binge bad bugs.” It’s a catchy, alliterative title, and it’s apropos for the latest research work by University of Florida scientist Holly Ober. All bats in the Southeast eat insects and feed at... more »

AI may help UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to... more »

Michigan joins USDA campaign to hike awareness of invasive species threat

The USDA declared April 2021 as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month,” a campaign aimed at raising public awareness about damaging invasive pests threatening our nation’s crops, forests, and natural resources. According to the... more »

Most effective spray options identified for blueberry stem gall wasp

Blueberry stem gall wasp is a sporadic pest of blueberries that is native to eastern North America. This tiny wasp lays its eggs into young shoots in the spring, typically during bloom, and in susceptible... more »

Entomologist Larry Gut honored with MSU’s Beal Outstanding Faculty Award

The Michigan State University Office of the Provost announced March 25 Larry J. Gut has been awarded a 2020 Beal Outstanding Faculty Award. Recipients are chosen based on continued excellence throughout their appoint at MSU.... more »

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