Pest Control

Controlling common asparagus beetle during harvest season

Common asparagus beetle egg-laying during harvest can cause major financial loss; get updated on products available for control. Sources of beetles during harvest In late summer, larvae of common asparagus beetle, called grubs or “slugs,”... more »

Preemptive pest control aided by FMC’s precision agriculture platform

FMC Corp. has announced a precision agriculture platform designed to enable growers to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes problematic. Arc farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on... more »

California agriculture presence increased by pest control firm Suterra

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pest control company, announced the opening of a new office in Fresno, California and the doubling in staff of its California-based technical team. According to a news release, Suterra is... more »

‘Murder hornet’ on radar of task force led by Texas A&M

A giant invasive hornet was sighted several times in northwestern Washington state and Canada in late 2019, causing concern across the U.S. At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott, a specialized task force led by... more »

Tymirium technology brand introduced by Syngenta

Syngenta has unveiled its Tymirium technology platform brand. It is a novel nematicide and fungicide technology under development for both seed- and soil-applied uses. According to a news release, Tymirium technology is an example of... more »

Wilbur-Ellis gets distribution agreement for Vestaron’s Spear-Lep

Wilbur-Ellis, a producer of precision agriculture, crop protection, seed, nutritional and biological products, in cooperation with Vestaron Corp., announced May 5 a distribution agreement to semi-exclusively distribute Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide manufactured by Vestaron. Spear-Lep is a... more »

New York State IPM program to be led by Alejandro Calixto

Beginning May 16, Alejandro Calixto takes over as director of New York State Integrated Pest Management following the retirement of Jennifer Grant. Calixto brings experience with the Land Grant system and mission, having prior extension... more »

Predatory mite used to control spider mite in tomatoes

The predatory mite Phytoseiulus-System is an effective control for spider mite. In tomato crops, as the pest is more persistent than ever, growers are increasingly opting for biological solutions, said Biobest advisor Nick Nagels. While... more »


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