Pest Control

Drones impact modern sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Accurate spray targeting in strawberry fields helped by new app

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Birmingham, UK site for 2nd annual Biopesticide Summit

The second annual Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, according to a press release from the World BioProtection Forum. The Summit aims to connect industry and... more »

Corteva to invest $145M in Midland, Michigan, plant

Wilmington, Delaware-based Corteva Inc. has announced its board of directors has approved a $145 million capital investment in the company’s Midland, Michigan, manufacturing facility to expand global capacity for the Company’s high-demand insect management technology... more »

New Mexico State hires new Extension specialist for urban and small farms

New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently hired a new Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist for Urban and Small Farms. Amanda Skidmore, who is stationed at the Agricultural Science Center... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in San Bernadino, California

A quarantine in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County has been has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple... more »

Garlic on broccoli: A smelly approach to repel a major pest

Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species. A  study from the University of Vermont published in Scientific Reports offers a novel framework... more »

California chlorpyrifos sales, use to end in 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and pesticide manufacturers... more »


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