pest management

Texas event tailors fruit education to state’s climate

To successfully grow peaches and other tree fruit in the Lone Star State’s challenging climate, growers must carefully consider proper fruit and site selection and how to establish their orchards. Participants at the Oct. 18-20... 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 »

Sustainable Agronomy Conference offered free, online

The American Society of Agronomy will host the Sixth Annual Sustainable Agronomy Conference as a free virtual-event series, presented on four dates. The conference consists of sessions over four weeks starting on July 12, with a... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... more »

Bug Barriers: Research studies netting effect on BMSB

Netting is being evaluated in apple orchards across the country. Sometimes it’s to protect the fruit from sunburn or hail, and sometimes it’s to improve thinning by keeping pollinators out. At North Carolina State University... more »

California fruit association calls for more pest agency funding

The California Fresh Fruit Association joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy. The office coordinates with the producer and user communities to ensure the... more »

BRANDT to build Nebraska production facility

BRANDT, a retailer of agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty ag input products, plans to start construction on a production facility in Aurora, Nebraska, this summer. The company plans for the facility, Advanced Ag Formulations,... more »

Never-ending rain leads to pest, disease concerns

A seemingly endless flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. Growers of strawberries and other fruits expect the heavy rains to delay some planting and harvesting and cause... more »

FlightSensor provides pest surveillance

New digital insect surveillance technology could help growers better detect and manage pests. For decades, limited pest monitoring options have been available to growers prior to taking corrective action. Sticky traps are a time-consuming and... more »

Biobest plans to acquire biopesticides manufacturer

Biobest, a global leader in biological control and pollination, has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire BioWorks Inc., a Victor, New York, biopesticides manufacturer. The proposed acquisition will accelerate Biobest Group’s expansion into... more »

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