Pest Control

NNYADP apple pest research shows IPM value

Technical assistance and outreach funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is informing commercial apple growers in the northeastern region of New York State to effectively manage key orchard pests. Cornell Cooperative... more »

Gall wasp management guidelines in blueberries for 2017

In the past few years, blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers have been working to find effective controls for this pest. With emergence... more »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification license test on Saturday, May 20. Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Food and Farming Systems... more »

How leaf removal kills a common grape pest

Once upon a time, a grape farmer experimented with removing leaves surrounding bunches of grapes and found that the additional sunlight they received improved fruit quality and reduced the incidence of mold. This “bunch-zone leaf... more »

USDA announces $12.1M for crop protection, pest management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research... more »

Southern IPM Center funds new projects

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. Over the next year, the Southern IPM Center will spend a total... more »

Time to scout, manage spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the time to start scouting for twospotted spider mites. Spider... more »

Identifying the invasive stink bug

Several insects look similar to the invasive brown marmorat­ed stink bug (BMSB), includ­ing brown stink bug, spined soldier bug, and dusky stink bug. In fact, on www.stopBMSB.org, a website of the Northeastern IPM Center dedicated... more »


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