Pest Control

Swede midge, a threat to Brassica crops, now in Pennsylvania

Another invasive species, the swede midge, has made its way to Pennsylvania. Swede midge is a tiny, 1/16 inch long fly that can be a serious pest of Brassica crops, also known as cole crops,... more »

Avaun eVo insect formulation from FMC tackles pests affecting specialty crops

FMC has just released and made available for immediate use a new insecticide formulation, Avaunt eVo insect control, in a range of crops including brassicas, pome and stone fruits, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, low-growing berries and... more »

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops

Native to Europe but discovered in Pennsylvania in 2015, the Allium leafminer is a fly whose larvae feed on crops in the Allium genus, including onions, garlic and leeks. An adult... more »

Cyclamen mites found in strawberries in the East

This has been a "mitey" spring so far with two spotted spider mites, broad mites and now cyclamen mites (by Bob Rouse) being found. Usually cyclamen mites (Phytonemus pallidus) cause much of their damage to... more »

Learn about aphid management in vegetable crops

Aphids are one of the most common pests across many crops, therefore its worth learning a bit about them to be able to improve their management. Talking about aphids is especially timely because hot summer... more »

Pest, disease protection efforts receive $66M to enhance development

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) publicly launched June 26 after securing $45 million in a Series B round... more »

Southeast growers to benefit from Senstar insecticide from Valent

Vegetable and citrus growers now have a new insecticide option to protect their produce from damaging pests. Senstar insecticide from Valent U.S.A. equips growers with two effective modes of action for fast, long-lasting control of... more »

EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award presented to Vestaron

Durham, North Carolina-based Vestaron Corp.'s bioinsecticide Spear has earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency via its Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program.  According to a news release, since 1996, the EPA in partnership with the American... more »


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