Pest Control

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 »

Severe brown marmorated stink bug damage in California orchard

Last May, a Turlock almond grower noticed nearly all the nuts on a row of trees in his orchard had fallen to the ground. “It looked like we shook this row,” he said. “I was... more »

New insecticide Requiem Prime to be distributed by Certis USA

Growers have added access Requiem insecticide products to control sucking pests across several crops and will will now benefit from distribution of the latest product – Requiem Prime – through Certis USA, a manufacturer and distributor... more »

Alternatives to chlorpyrifos work group formed in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture today announced Aug. 14 the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest management... more »

MSU Extension, media reports optimistic about Michigan blueberry harvest

Blueberry harvest continues in Michigan. According to a July 30 report from Michigan State University Extension Fruit Educator Mark Longstroth, growers were still harvesting Bluecrop and other early midseason varieties. Harvest of Jersey has begun. Hand-harvest crews... more »

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