Pest Control

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County is meeting topic

A meeting regarding a potential apple maggot quarantine for Washington states Okanogan County is set for Marc 3 from 1:30-3 p.m. PST. In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture... more »

MSU to study effectiveness, cost of blueberry pest management strategies

A team of researchers from Michigan State University has received a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine the effectiveness and cost of new blueberry pest... more »

New leader to expand WSU’s decision system for fruit, potato growers

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County meeting topic

In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture placed a total of 281 adult fly traps on host trees in the pest-free area of Okanogan County. We documented 69 positive sites that captured 471 adult apple... more »

Senstar insecticide effective against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla, others

Valent USA's new insecticide Senstar is being marketed to apple and pear growers as an effective treatment for such pests as woolly aphid, mealybugs and pear psylla. Senstar... more »

California Department of Food and Agriculture Zoom meeting addresses Sterile Insect Technique

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will host a forum on Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) on Feb. 4 via Zoom. The Mediterranean Fruit Fly is one of several invasive species... more »

$70M set to protect ag, natural resources from plant pests

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard... more »

Mating disruption studied for control of San Jose scale

San Jose scale has been traditionally controlled by pesticides and dormant oils, but increased pressure is giving researchers reason to look at mating disruption as an alternative control. Michigan State University’s (MSU) Larry Gut, an... more »

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