Pest Control

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 »

Spotted lanternfly could be the next invasive species to threaten Michigan ag

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking the public to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously affect Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources. According... more »

Valent launches Senstar insecticide for Southeast fruit and vegetable growers

Vegetable and citrus growers now have a new insecticide option to protect their produce from damaging pests. Senstar insecticide from Valent U.S.A. equips growers with two effective modes of action for fast, long-lasting control of... more »

Spear bioinsecticide gets EPA Green Challenge Chemistry Award

Durham, North Carolina-based Vestaron Corp.'s bioinsecticide Spear has earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency via its Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program.  According to a news release, since 1996, the EPA in partnership with the American... more »

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