Pest Control

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 »

TetraCurb miticides by Kemin Crop Technologies labeled

Kemin Crop Technologies, a business venture of Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services,... more »

New website introduced for MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Agragene’s Knock-Out product addresses pest control issues

Agragene Inc. has acquired an exclusive, worldwide license to Precision-Guided Sterile Insect Technology from the University of California. According to a Sept. 24 news release, Agragene uses this technology to create environmentally responsible insect pest control... more »

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