Pest Control

Oriental fruit fly findings trigger Florida quarantine

Florida agriculture officials have established a quarantine zone in the St. Petersburg area after several Oriental fruit flies were found in Pinellas County in recent months. The quarantine covers residential and commercial (nurseries) areas, according... more »

Gowan applauds EPA chemical decision

Gowan Co. supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s rescission of a cancellation order for the active ingredient spirodiclofen. The EPA’s decision, according to a Gowan news release, is a result of work by the company’s regulatory... more »

Certis Biologicals adds to field biological team

Certis Biologicals has made new strides in bolstering its field development team with the hiring of Luis Solari as field development manager-California/Arizona and the advancement of Scott Ockey to senior field development manager for the... more »

FarmSense to release 1,000 pest control FlightSensor units in California

Agtech startup FarmSense is releasing 1,000 of its FlightSensor units in a limited product launch of the award-winning real-time pest monitoring and identification device. The units will be distributed to select commercial pest advisors, farm... more »

OSU Extension set to release wasp that targets SWD

After 12 years of research, a parasitic wasp that controls a highly destructive fruit fly will be released by Oregon State University agricultural scientists in June. Vaughn Walton, Extension entomologist and professor in the College... more »

MSU Extension sets blueberry pre-harvest meeting

Michigan State University researchers and other berry experts will be presenting information at the MSU Extension blueberry pre-harvest meeting. The meeting is from 5-7 p.m. June 9 at the Van Buren Intermediate School District Conference... more »

Pest Friends set to infest family game nights

Despite the fictitious details, anyone who plays a new board game, Pest Friends, can count on learning real lessons in integrated pest management. The educational strategy game, which challenges two or more players to grow... more »

Grapevine pest found in California wine county

Napa County, California, agricultural officials are asking growers to be alert after a single adult western grapeleaf skeletonizer, a “voracious” eater of grape leaves, was found in a major wine production area. The pest was... more »

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