Pest Control

Tech co. wins FAA authorization for automated electric drone

Drone manufacturer Pyka has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to commercially operate its zero-emission highly-automated Pelican Spray aircraft for crop protection nationwide. Based in Oakland, California, Pyka constructs large-scale and highly-automated... more »

Michigan Commission of Agriculture seeks public input on ag management practices

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), has opened the annual review process for proposed revisions of the 2024 Generally Accepted Agricultural... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Mating disruption work by UF entomologist recognized

A University of Florida (UF) entomologist is being recognized for his work on mating disruption and insect management. Lukasz Stelinski, a UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) professor of entomology and nematology at... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Senator tours Michigan blueberry farm to highlight SWD bill

U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., recently promoted the passage of the Spotted Wing Abatement Trust (SWAT) Act during a visit to Crossroads Blueberry Farm in West Olive, Michigan. The legislation targets spotted wing drosophila (SWD),... more »

Government relations staffer joins IFPA

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has added Sarah Neagu-Reed to its government relations division. Neagu-Reed will be joining IFPA’s public policy team as director of production & environmental policy. Sarah... more »

EFI honored for videos highlighting farmworker stories

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has recently received recognition for video presentations that shine the light on the plight of U.S. farmworkers. EFI, the farmworker rights organization, won two Telly Awards for a series of videos... more »

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