Pest Control

Michigan small fruit update includes SWD treatment options

Spotted wing drosophila continues as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries. Timely insecticide applications and fruit sampling after each application is critical to ensure the effectiveness of your control program. West central Michigan remains... more »

Report: Safer, more-sustainable alternatives to banned pesticide chlorpyrifos

A report issued July 16 identifies alternatives for California growers to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos and calls for continued work toward safer, more sustainable pest management practices. Following California's historic decision to end use of... more »

X-disease phytoplasma vector management for 2020

Managing the leafhopper vectors of X-disease phytoplasma postharvest is important this season to slow the spread of the pathogen. Here we cover basic considerations. Keep in mind there are many unknowns about these leafhoppers and... more »

Michigan small fruit report notes impact of SWD, sap beetles

The spotted wing drosophila (SWD) remains as the major threat for blueberries and raspberries in the entire Michigan fruit growing regions. Maintaining an effective monitoring and control is critical to prevent fruit damage. The strawberry... more »

FMC’s Avaun eVo insect formulation tackles pests affecting specialty crops

FMC has just released and made available for immediate use a new insecticide formulation, Avaunt eVo insect control, in a range of crops including brassicas, pome and stone fruits, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, low-growing berries and... more »

Mid-summer management of insect pests in fruit orchards outlined by PSU

In most Pennsylvania fruit orchards the first-generation activities of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, or oblique-banded leafroller adult moths are almost over. It will take from two to four weeks before the second generation... more »

$66M set to enable growers to protect crops from pests and disease  

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) today publicly launched June 26 after securing $45 million in a Series B... more »

San Jose Scale crawler emergence beginning in Michigan tree fruit

Concerns of San Jose scale damage on many Michigan tree fruits have grown as pest management programs have changed in recent years. This pest has traditionally been a pest of apples as it causes direct,... more »

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