Pest Control

USDA awards $73 million in specialty crop grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding almost $73 million in fiscal year 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funding. The $72.9 million in grants, through the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will be used for... more »

Vestaron’s investment round increases to $92 million

Vestaron, a leader in peptide-based biological crop protection, has received an additional $10 million in its Series C fundraising, bringing the total $92 million. The additional investment comes from Grosvenor Food & Agtech, which joins... more »

UF, NC State researchers using tomato genome to tackle nematodes

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an... more »

Study seeks info on beet leafhopper, other pests in the Columbia Basin

Vegetable growers in the Columbia Basin can help researchers learn about beet leafhopper management practices. As part of the Areawide Management of Insect Vectors in the Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon, the U.S. Department... more »

Research in England on strawberries considers IPM practices

Experts at two British universities are starting a new project to develop a photonic “nose” to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease. Aston University, Birmingham, England, is collaborating with Harper Adams University, Shropshire,... more »

Corteva Agriscience celebrates expansion in Michigan

Corteva Agriscience leaders and employees, along with community members from the Great Lakes Bay Region, recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a $242 million capital investment project. The Aug. 11 event in Midland, Michigan,... more »

California awards grants promoting IPM systems

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is funding five projects through $1.78 million in Alliance Grants, with the goal of increasing the speed and the scale at which safer, more sustainable pest management practices... more »

Low tunnels aid strawberry growth, protect from disease and pests

Due to the cold, wet spring in western Oregon, the fruit hadn’t ripened at Strawberry Field Day in June at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora. Under experimental plastic... more »

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