pest management

Researchers study pest management solutions

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) are intensifying their efforts, after receiving a $173,151 grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to study novel, non-spray control methods for invasive fruit pests. The two-year project... more »

WSU Extension to host grape pest management workshop

Grape pest and disease management for growers in western Washington will be discussed in a hands-on workshop on Saturday, March 19, at the Stillaguamish Grange, 6521 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood, Washington. Space is limited and pre-paid... more »

Researchers progress in fight against exotic BMSB

Scientists are rearing tiny Asian wasps in quarantine and evaluating whether they can be released in California to battle brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an... more »

UC Extension to host California ground squirrel control workshop

The University of California Cooperative Extension and the San Luis Obispo County Agricultural Commissioner are hosting a workshop on “How to Control California Ground Squirrels in Orchards, Vineyards, Pastures, and Rangelands” from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.... more »

Multispecies mating disruption pursued in cranberries

Cranberry producers face a common dilemma when spraying their crops with insecticides: the prime time to spray to eliminate cranberry fruitworm is when the adult moths are in flight – during bloom. But that’s the... more »

Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group releases strawberry PMSP

The Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working Group has released an updated Pest Management Strategic Plan (PMSP) for strawberry in the northeast. Prior to the 2014 Strawberry PMSP meeting, members of the Northeast Small Fruit IPM Working... more »

Dale-Ila Riggs tackles tiny pest, earns Excellence in IPM award

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM) at Cornell University has awarded Dale-Ila Riggs, president of the New York Berry Growers Association, an Excellence in IPM award. Riggs was awarded for her leadership... more »

Stop BMSB releases video series on pest management

Stop BMSB, a university-led research project, has released a new video series on the integrated pest management of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). The videos provide research updates on the monitoring, trapping, management, and biological control... more »

Adam Putnam declares state of agricultural emergency in Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam declared a state of agricultural emergency due to the Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Miami-Dade County. The Oriental Fruit Fly is considered one of the most serious of... more »

What to do about SWD-infested fruit?

The SWD monitoring network Counties are all positive for SWD as of last week, Aug. 28. A lot of SWD are being caught in traps in research sites now with population numbers expected to climb... more »

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