Pest Control

Pest Friends set to infest family game nights

Actual farmers don’t plant lunar wheat, and they’ll never encounter fan bugs or bog beetles when they scout their fields. Despite the fictitious details, anyone who plays a new board game, Pest Friends, can count... more »

Laser scarecrows studied to deter birds from fields

A high-tech solution employing the power of light can help growers protect their crops from birds. Laser beams are being tested to scare birds from sweet corn fields and other crops. A laser scarecrow system... more »

Albaugh acquires Rotam Global AgroSciences

Albaugh LLC, a crop protection product provider, has completed its acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based Albaugh creates a leading global crop protection company with total sales exceeding $2 billion... more »

BioSafe Systems’ Gretchen Pettis goes to Pacific Northwest

Gretchen Pettis of BioSafeSystems will be donning a new hat within the company this year. In tandem with her role as an entomologist, Pettis will be providing technical support to the Pacific Northwest region of... more »

Beware of cutworm issues in high tunnel crops

As growers prepare to get their high tunnels going, University of Minnesota Extension is sharing information on how to find and identify cutworms. We often hear from growers in the summer about cutworm issues in... more »

New edition of pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators, aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

Pesticide Data Program webinar to be hosted by USDA

The USDA will host a webinar on March 15 at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET to provide an overview of the current Pesticide Data Program (PDP) with highlights of the 2020 PDP results, as... more »

Methomyl as a restricted use pesticide classified in Michigan

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell on Feb. 14 issued an order declaring all formulations of the insecticide methomyl as a restricted use pesticide. This action was taken due to... more »

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