Pest Control

Tegu spread threatens Florida’s wildlife, natural areas, crops

Argentine black and white tegus have spread and established populations in and around Florida at a rapid and growing rate demonstrating critical implications for native wildlife, numerous natural areas, and even restoration efforts for Everglades National Park.  Highlights Argentine black and white tegus are one of the... more »

Washington state on guard after possible spotted lanternfly find

Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to keep a watch for spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a potentially destructive pest that may have been observed in the Omak region. Spotted lanternfly (SLF), a... more »

Suterra announces partnership with Phytech 

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pheromone pest control company, announced Oct. 27 a new partnership agreement with Phytech. The agreement adds Suterra’s Puffer aerosol pheromone mating disruption products to Phytech’s digital farming platform with integrated... more »

Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers said. David Campbell,... more »

Michigan pesticide applicator options for fall 2021 shared

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator certifications. For some, it may be because the new production season is approaching and they would like to... more »

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring and sampling webinar Nov. 10

Registration is now open for a national team of biologists and social scientists' Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management webinar, scheduled for Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here:< This year's webinar is entitled: Monitoring... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies signs first commercial industry partnership

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced Oct. 14 its first commercial agreement with BIOGARD, a division of CBC (Europe) S.r.l., a l bioprotectant company in Europe. Through the agreement, BVT will have exclusive access to... more »

California accepting applications for two pesticide grant programs

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems Program and its Proactive Integrated Pest Management Solutions Program, administered by the Office of Pesticide Consultation and... more »

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