pest management

Pest Friends set to infest family game nights

Despite the fictitious details, anyone who plays a new board game, Pest Friends, can count on learning real lessons in integrated pest management. The educational strategy game, which challenges two or more players to grow... more »

New field trials show efficacy of Biotalys’ first biocontrol Evoca

Biotalys, an Agricultural Technology (AgTech) company protecting crops and food with protein-based biocontrol solutions, has unveiled the promising results of its latest field trials with its biocontrol Evoca. In 2021, an extensive program of 150... more »

Rare pest found in Mexican fruit at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the Pharr International Bridge discovered a rare pest, a first in the nation discovery, in a shipment of fresh fruit. “Our agriculture specialists help protect American agriculture... more »

Vole control: How to reduce damage to orchards

{Sponsored} Of all the pests that can plague an orchard, voles can cause a significant amount of damage before growers even know there’s a problem — and by the time they realize there is, it... more »

Raptors an ally in rodent management

From barn owls to kestrels, raptors are friends in the fight against rodents that make their homes in orchards, vineyards and fields of berry bushes. While it won’t replace commonsense tactics like mowing between the... more »

NNYADP apple pest research shows IPM value

Technical assistance and outreach funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is informing commercial apple growers in the northeastern region of New York State to effectively manage key orchard pests. Cornell Cooperative... more »

Gall wasp management guidelines in blueberries for 2017

In the past few years, blueberry stem gall wasp has become more common in some Michigan blueberry fields, and Michigan State University researchers have been working to find effective controls for this pest. With emergence... more »

SWD, IPM workshop set for Latino blueberry growers

Latino blueberry growers are invited to a spotted wing drosophila (SWD) and integrated pest management training and pesticide applicator certification license test on Saturday, May 20. Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Food and Farming Systems... more »

How leaf removal kills a common grape pest

Once upon a time, a grape farmer experimented with removing leaves surrounding bunches of grapes and found that the additional sunlight they received improved fruit quality and reduced the incidence of mold. This “bunch-zone leaf... more »

USDA announces $12.1M for crop protection, pest management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. The CPPM program supports research... more »

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