Pest Control

Firefighter Fire Ant Bait introduced by Certis USA

Certis USA, the leader in biopesticides, has expanded their portfolio of effective insect bait products with the introduction of Firefighter Fire Ant Bait, a spinosad product with an innovative mode of action that shows proven... more »

Stinkbug damage found in many Maryland tomato fields

I have seen and have gotten reports of (and some really nice pictures of) stinkbug damage in tomatoes over the past 10 days from all over Maryland including the Eastern Shore. Stinkbug feeding damage is... more »

Cornell educates onion growers to fight pests, cut chemical sprays

Until recently, New York onion farmers had just two insecticide options for controlling onion thrips, a pervasive insect pest, and neither was good. One was short-lived, the other was dangerous to work with – and... more »

Two-spotted spider mites hit high tunnel vegetables

In mid-June I saw several high tunnel tomatoes and cucumbers with moderate to severe two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) Tetranychus urticae infestations (Fig. 1 at top). These pests vary in color from white to yellow to red. Mites... more »

Sym-Agro markets an insecticide ‘synergist’

Visalia, California-based Sym-Agro is marketing a product for making tank mixes of insecticide more effective on fruit and vegetable plants. The product, brand name ALLUMA, is a high-potency broad-spectrum, plant-based... more »

$40M in Series B financing secured by biopesticide firm Vestaron

Vestaron, a company, dedicated to improving the safety, efficacy and sustainability of crop protection through its development of peptide-based biopesticides, announces its $40 million Series B Financing, led by Novo Holdings A/S. Novo Holdings joins... more »

Invasive Species Action Week marked in California

When insects, weeds, animals and diseases enter California from elsewhere in the nation or world, they can cause economic losses to agricultural crops and ecological damage to the state's natural areas. Ultimately, invasive species affect... more »

Mizzou Pest Management Field Day set for July 9

The annual Mizzou Pest Management Field Day will be Tuesday, July 9, at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, approximately eight miles east of Columbia, Missouri. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with opening comments... more »


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