Pest Control

Supplemental assessment issued by APHIS for spotted lanternfly

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) required under the National Environmental Policy Act for its spotted lanternfly program. This supplemental EA covers the same activities addressed... more »

Value of IPM shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of... more »

Biobest appoints COO Karel Bolckmans as chief technology officer

Biobest announced Nov. 4 that Karel Bolckmans, currently chief operating officer, will soon take up the new position of chief technology officer. As chief technology officer, Bolckmans will focus on development of new products and... more »

Tegu spread threatens Florida’s wildlife, natural areas, crops

Argentine black and white tegus have spread and established populations in and around Florida at a rapid and growing rate demonstrating critical implications for native wildlife, numerous natural areas, and even restoration efforts for Everglades National Park.  Highlights Argentine black and white tegus are one of the... more »

Washington state on guard after possible spotted lanternfly find

Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to keep a watch for spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a potentially destructive pest that may have been observed in the Omak region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF), a... more »

Suterra announces partnership with Phytech 

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pheromone pest control company, announced Oct. 27 a new partnership agreement with Phytech. The agreement adds Suterra’s Puffer aerosol pheromone mating disruption products to Phytech’s digital farming platform with integrated... more »

Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers said. David Campbell,... more »

Michigan pesticide applicator options for fall 2021 shared

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator certifications. For some, it may be because the new production season is approaching and they would like to... more »

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