Pest Control

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

Projects receive $70M to target ag pest problems in US

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard... more »

USDA boosts infrastructure for pest detection, surveillance with funding

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard the... more »

Increasing samurai wasp for biological control of brown marmorated stink bug

A tiny wasp, about as big as a sesame seed, that lays its eggs into the eggs of stink bugs is the most promising biological control agent against the brown marmorated stink bug. Originating from the... more »

Pepper weevil: Southern pest that can hitch a ride north

Pepper weevils are a devastating pest in the Southern U.S., but larvae concealed inside peppers shipped to Northern markets can carry the pest to Northern growers, too. New Jersey has been the focal point of... more »

Spiropidion, a new insecticide active ingredient, launched by Syngenta

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective... more »

Curb lingering pests to maximize winter production

Cold weather stops bugs but winter green production in high tunnels still faces challenges from insect pests. The pests multiply quickly on sunny days and controls don’t work as well in the winter because of... more »

Spiropidion, new insect control product, introduced by Syngenta

Syngenta Crop Protection has unveiled Spiropidion, a new insect control technology that will help growers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner. According to a news release, sucking... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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