Pest Control

Mating disruption products’ availability, practice grow

More types of agricultural pheromones available in the market for an increasing number of pests give growers options for pest control.  Mating disr... more »

Value of integrated pest management shown in Purdue study of corn, watermelon

Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a... more »

Andermatt USA biocontrols coming to Corteva

Corteva Agriscience and Andermatt USA announced July 14 a multi-year agreement for two technologies that will benefit U.S. farmers. Andermatt USA ... more »

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

The nature of the biologicals business has evolved greatly in the last few decades. Just ask executives at Certis Biologicals, which recently rebra... more »

Organic concern over USDA plan to spray insecticide on 2.6M Montana acres  

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is concerned a USDA plan to aerially spray an insecticide on more than 2 million acres of Eastern Mon... more »

Georgia researches organic control of persistent disease, pest and weed problems

The hot, humid climate in the Southeast lends itself to nearly year-round insect, weed and disease pressure, and growing is especially tough if you’... more »

Rodale Institute tests organic tactics for fighting allium leafminer

The allium leafminer, an herbivore pest, was first reported in European countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Poland and the Mediterranean Basin in 1976 ... more »

California betters its bug vacuums for lygus

For the better part of a decade, there has been some version in the market of a bug vacuum for use against lygus in California strawberries. Within fi... more »

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