Pest Control

Wettable powder insecticide now available in California

BioSafe Systems recently announced BioCeres WP is now available in California. This product is an insect-pathogenic bio-pesticide using the Beauveria bassiana fungus, according to a press release from the company. An OMRI-listed, ANT-03 strain, BioCeres... more »

Honeybee-eating Asian giant hornets reported in Northwest

In December, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) entomologists identified a large hornet found near the Canadian border as an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), an invasive species not previously found in Washington state. Although... more »

California grape growers deal with mealybugs without chlorpyrifos

So scratch chlorpyrifos, but California winegrape growers have more tools left in the war chest for dealing with vine mealybugs. Native grape mealybugs are usually kept in place by natural controls and parasitoids, said George... more »

Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

MSU entomologist Isaacs among those on Highly Cited Researchers List

Six Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientists have been recognized in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The highlighted researchers represent the renowned programs in... more »

UC Davis students develop an app for strawberry growers

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

New York state pest management program head wins regional award

Jennifer Grant, director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management  Program, has been named recipient of the Northeastern IPM Center’s inaugural Outstanding Achievements in IPM Award. Center director Deborah Grantham presented the award to... more »

How to attract bug-eating birds to farms

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by recent UC Davis graduate Sacha Heath and UC Cooperative Extension... more »

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