pest management

Five things to know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types,... more »

Insecticide recommendations for managing SWD during harvest

As discussed in an earlier post, we anticipated that 2016 would be a challenging year for spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management due to mild winter conditions and infestation in neighboring states. Because of this prediction,... more »

How to prevent, manage SWD infestation

Our recent mild winter raised concerns about the potential for early season spotted wing drosophila (SWD) damage to berries, which were further increased when South Carolina strawberry growers observed infestation last month. We have now... more »

Field trials confirm efficacy of Delegate WG insecticide

Field trials conducted by Cornell University in 2015 reinforce the effective control of Delegate WG insecticide in combating troublesome pome fruit pests. Whether sprayed alone or tank-mixed, the study shows that Delegate provides consistent control... more »

Checking for fruitworms can help guide decisions in blueberry IPM

Cherry fruitworm emergence has started in southwest Michigan, and the first cranberry fruitworm moths are also being caught in a few sites. This highlights that it will soon be time for protecting the newly forming... more »

Penn State Extension seeks volunteers in controlling spotted lanternfly

Penn State Extension is recruiting property owners to trap and destroy the spotted lanternfly in the quarantined areas of Berks, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties. To participate, volunteers must own property with the preferred host... more »

Study tests lures for SWD traps

Figuring out which SWD trap and lure works best has been an ongoing project for many in the Northeast and across the US and Canada. Below are summarized results from Rich Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment... more »

RIMpro technology can help manage apple scab, other pests

If you’d like to manage apple scab and other pests with more precision and can take the time to learn a new method, the RIMpro cloud service might be for you. It’s certainly a significant... more »

Clemson smartphone apps tackle fruit diseases, pests

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palm of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University. Clemson University's MyIPM apps are available on on the Apple Store... more »

Miticide options for controlling mites in fruit

Mites can be significant pests of fruit crops. There are many miticides available for control of European red mites (ERM), twospotted spider mites (TSSM), cyclamen mites (CM) and rust mites (RM), as well as apple... more »


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