Pest Control

UC study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

A new study can help growers and others estimate costs and potential returns for California’s Central Coast organic strawberries. The study was recently released by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension and the... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

Strawberry research production meeting spotlights sustainable farming practices 

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, Calif. to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

Vestaron receives emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer

Vestaron has received emergency use authorization in Italy to combat tomato leafminer. Italy has become the second country in the European Union to grant farmers emergency access to Vestaron’s bioinsecticide SPEAR LEP to tackle infestations... more »

Strawberry pests controlled by new tools 

Strawberry growers in the Central Coast are headed toward a zero-tolerance policy on lygus bugs, the most destructive insect pest in the crop. When the bugs feed on the seeds, they cause misshapen fruit that... more »

MSU plans insect forum

Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology is planning an insect symposium. The Excellence in Insect Science Symposium 2024 is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The... more »

New WSU entomology endowed chair helping tree fruit industry

When it comes to pests and tree fruit, old problems can become more difficult, while new problems can pop up quickly with devastating consequences. Expanding research to address new challenges takes time, especially when science... more »

San Joaquin Valley vineyard tips offered

Mechanical pruning can help winegrape growers save costs. That's among some of the suggestions provided in the latest From the Vine/Vit Tips Newsletter from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Kern County. Mechanical pruning... more »

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