pest control

Organic Grower: California’s unique strawberry pest control method

A novel pest management method is sweeping through California strawberry fields. Well, not sweeping, exactly. Growers and equipment dealers are essentially turning tractors into giant vacuums to remove Lygus bugs, which cause an estimated $200... more »

WAVEx webinar to highlight spotted lanternfly threat

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite winegrape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the havoc that can be caused by the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that continues... more »

Sym-Agro names new Pacific Northwest sales manager

Mark Gibbs has joined Sym-Agro as Pacific Northwest sales manager. In the position at the pest control firm, Gibbs will handle Washington and western Oregon. Gibbs will focus on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts... more »

Botanical Solutions Inc. sees growth, recognition, in biologicals

Quillibrium, a biopesticide from Botanical Solutions Inc., continues to see increased sales through a partnership with Syngenta, and expansion plans are expected to boost them further. The company reports Quillibrium saw a growth of more... more »

$1 million grant to study California’s sustainable pest management

A $1 million California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) grant will study sustainable pest management (SPM) by charting the decision-making process of 200 of the state's pest control advisors. The grant, announced by CAPCA,... more »

California Strawberry Commission highlights sustainable practices

The California Strawberry Commission has released a report on sustainable practices being implemented throughout the industry. The commission calls the report, “California Strawberries: Growing a Sustainable Future,” a snapshot that highlights the industry’s “commitment to... more »

WSU presents sessions on pear pests, IPM

Washington State University (WSU) is presenting two “pear study circles” on pests and how to control them. Study circles are designed to provide opportunities for growers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals to learn from one... more »

USDA extends deadline for specialty crop grants

The USDA has extended the deadline for the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Request for Applications (RFA). The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program RFAs must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. by Jan. 31, 2024. Applications received after this... more »

California pear meeting focuses on new pest

The University of California Cooperative Extension and California Pear Advisory Board are presenting an update on a flatheaded borer pest recently discovered in Lake County. The meeting, 9 to 10 a.m. Pacific Oct. 17 at... more »

The Organic Center grants focus on food safety, climate, pests

The USDA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) research program is awarding The Organic Center almost $900,000 for four new projects. The projects announced will address a host of vital and diverse challenges facing... more »

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