Pest Control

Scientists map areas prime for spotted lanternfly invasion 

A map identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly in the United States and other countries has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists. [caption id="attachment_22763" align="alignright"... more »

Kemin Crop Technologies’ organic miticides expand to insecticides

Kemin Crop Technologies, a business venture of Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services,... more »

Simpler trap for monitoring brown marmorated stink bugs eyed

What’s better than one scientist studying the optimal design for traps to detect brown marmorated stink bugs? How about 35 scientists conducting the same tests across 115 sites in 18 states across the country? Tracy... more »

MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics gets a new website

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Agragene’s Knock-Out uses live sterile male insects for pest control

Agragene Inc.has acquired an exclusive, worldwide license to Precision-Guided Sterile Insect Technology from the University of California. According to a Sept. 24 news release, Agragene uses this technology to create environmentally responsible insect pest control products... more »

MSU seeks state growers’ input on wildlife damage to crops

Agricultural producers face a plethora of wildlife issues on the farm, from biosecurity in animal agriculture to food safety requirements for fresh produce farmers. Many wildlife species have social or economic value and may be... more »

Sym-Agro debuts AzaPro for organic pest control

A new product from Sym-Agro, AzaPro, is marketed as providing control of more than 300 different insects, mites... more »

California offers IPM research grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is taking grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) and Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions programs. Both programs are administered by the Office of... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

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