Pest Control

USDA plan to hike awareness of invasive species threat joined by Michigan

The USDA declared April 2021 as “Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month,” a campaign aimed at raising public awareness about damaging invasive pests threatening our nation’s crops, forests, and natural resources. According to the... more »

Destructive, invasive Japanese beetle subject of Washington state plea for help

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is asking the public to report any sightings of Japanese beetle, an invasive and highly destructive pest, and will be hosting an educational webinar about the beetles in April.... more »

New surfactant added to Wilbur-Ellis organic line

A new surfactant has been added to the Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness organic product line. This expanding portfolio of OMRI-listed products offers growers a cutting-edge approach to organic integration and crop production. “INFOLIUM-EAä is a nonionic surfactant,... more »

Warmer soils in Illinois could indicate healthy insect populations for spring

Despite the cold weather this February, winter soil temperatures averaged 1 to 2 degrees higher than the long-term averages in Illinois, indicating a greater chance of insects surviving the winter, according to Jennie Atkins, Water... more »

Bioline Agrosciences improves biocontrol with STARSKii, CART technology

Bioline Agrosciences, well known for innovation in product and technology, is launching CART (Climate Adapted Release Technology) to further strengthen its commitment to growers and farmers and the environment. According to a news release, the... more »

California’s shift to safer pest management spurred by cross-sector work group

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture launch a broad new work group to accelerate the systemwide adoption of safer, sustainable pest control practices. According to a news release,... more »

Pyrethroids’ effectiveness against corn earworm eyed

For the past decade, pyrethroids have seemed to be losing their effectiveness for controlling corn earworm in sweet corn. They work well in some years and not in others. New research from Ohio State University... more »

DiPel Biological Insecticide marked by Valent BioSciences on 50th anniversary

Only a few crop protection products have stood the test of time as increasing regulations, resistant pests, and grower preferences have changed over the years. Yet DiPel Biological Insecticide stands alone as the leading lepidopteran... more »

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