Pest Control

Clemson smartphone apps tackle fruit diseases, pests

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palm of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University. Clemson University's MyIPM apps are available on on the Apple Store... more »

Miticide options for controlling mites in fruit

Mites can be significant pests of fruit crops. There are many miticides available for control of European red mites (ERM), twospotted spider mites (TSSM), cyclamen mites (CM) and rust mites (RM), as well as apple... more »

NIFA to offer $4M in grants for IPM research

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $4 million available to support research and extension efforts to mitigate pest issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural community. This funding is... more »

Pacific Spider Mite present in Washington vineyards

A survey of mites on wine grapes in Washington during 2013 to 2015 provided some interesting results. The most startling find was that California’s number one spider mite pest of grapes, the Pacific Spider Mite... more »

Pest alert: green fruitworm, rosy apple aphid

We are seeing indications that numbers of green fruitworms and rosy apple aphids will be high this season. Both pests tend to flare in a cool, wet spring due to suppression of predators and other... more »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind Dosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops" project, funded by the USDA National... more »

Methyl bromide transition program accepting applications

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released the Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) Request for Applications (RFA). The MBT program supports the discovery and implementation of practical pest management alternatives for commodities and uses affected by... more »

Time to monitor black stem borer

The black stem borer (Xylosandrus germanus) is a small (2 millimeters) ambrosia beetle that becomes active in spring after one or two consecutive days of temperatures 68 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, often coinciding with forsythia... more »


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