Pest Control

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 »

First confirmed find of Swede midge seen in Virginia

Virginia officials at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have... more »

Midac FC insecticide receives EPA registration

Potato and sugarbeet growers who want long-lasting control of sucking and chewing pests have a unique new tool. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently registered Midac FC (imidacloprid) and it becomes the newest addition to... more »


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