Pest Control

Certis USA hires Karla Medina-Ortega as regional field development manager

Certis USA, a biopesticides company, has hired Karla Medina-Ortega as field development manager. In this role, she will oversee Certis USA product dev... more »

Pest control strategies for organic sweet corn

European corn borer, fall armyworm and corn earworm are problem pests for all sweet corn producers, but are especially troublesome for organic growers... more »

The waiting game doesn’t pay when battling two-spotted spider mites

Spider mites are common crop pests in many parts of the world, but it has taken time for rose growers to learn crucial lessons on effective biological... more »

Attune’s Ampersand, an OMRI-listed adjuvant, now available in California

An OMRI-listed adjuvant, Ampersand, is now available for sale and use in California. [caption id="attachment_1337" align="alignright" width="225"] ... more »

USDA researcher works on ‘green’ alternatives to chemical pesticides

Jose Ramirez is a research entomologist at ARS's Crop Bioprotection Research facility in Peoria, Illinois. He is currently working on developing ... more »

OMRI-listed Golden Pest Spray Oil receives EPA approval 

Stoller USA recently announced the addition of the spotted lanternfly to the Golden Pest Spray Oil label for conventional and organic use on the spott... more »

Preparation key for crop establishment

Preventing problems before they start is key to success in planning for plant health in organic agriculture. Growers should anticipate possible pla... more »

Researchers put cornstarch to use fighting pests

Add yet another use for cornstarch—besides thickening soups and gravies, making adhesives, soothing skin and removing stains. Agricultural Resear... more »

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