Pest Control

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 »

Questions and answers on insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma

Interview with Tobin Northfield, Washington State University Entomology. 1. What are the key insect vectors of X-disease phytoplasma? Six leafhoppers are known to transmit X-disease phytoplasma: Colladonus montanus, Fiebriella florii, Scaphytopius acutus, Paraphlepsius irroratus, Colladonus... more »

APHIS seeks feedback on list of animal, plant pest and disease threats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking feedback on its proposed list of pests and diseases of concern that are likely to pose a high risk to... more »

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