Pest Control

California projects aim to reduce pesticide use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has recognized several organizations for projects aimed at managing pests while using fewer pesticides. The awards recognize innovation, leadership, education and outreach by California based organizations that carry out... more »

NCSU researchers study strawberry clipper effects on yield

During 2016, our laboratory completed a three year project tracking the occurrence and impact of strawberry clipper weevil in annual, plasticuture strawberry fields. Our results have recently been published, and we would like to share them... more »

New fact sheet focuses on managing SWD in organic small fruit

A new fact sheet covering cultural, biological and chemical control of spotted wing drosophila in organic crops has been developed by Michigan State University (MSU). “Integrated Strategies for Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Organic... more »

2017 Tree Fruit IPM School registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Michigan State University Tree Fruit IPM School, held Feb. 1-3 at Hotel Indigo in Traverse City, Michigan. The school will feature speakers that will address key challenges in... more »

$9.4M awarded to pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate pests, weeds and diseases on farms and in communities. The awards are made... more »

Integrated approach needed for rodent management in orchards

As the 2016 apple harvest wraps up in many areas in Michigan in the next week or so, there are many tasks to get done before winter gets here. Michigan State University Extension suggests one... more »

Apple insect pests targeted by farmer-driven research in northern New York

As the 2016 apple harvest nears completion, researchers with funding from the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program are eager to see if growers have been able to reap a second year of benefits... more »

$250,000 in grants available to address pest issues in West

The Western Integrated Pest Management Center is making about $250,000 in grant funding available to individuals and organizations developing IPM resources. The request for applications was posted on the center’s website at www.westernipm.org. Proposals will... more »


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