Pest Control

50-year anniversary marked for Liphatech’s rodent control Rozol brand

In 2021, the Rozol brand is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the EPA registration of Liphatech’s first active ingredient chlorophacinone. Since 1971, farm communities have relied on Rozol to help manage field rodents. Today,... more »

Potato, fruit growers benefit from expansion of WSU decision system

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Weevil Control Requires Vigilance

Success entails spraying and post-harvest management {Sponsored} Effectively controlling pepper weevil requires a comprehensive year-round plan that includes routine insecticide sprays, monitoring and post-harvest crop destruction. “This is not a pest you want to get... more »

Black History Month: ARS scientist heads top entomology group

There was no denying it; the kid liked bugs. But who could have known then that he would preside over the world’s largest organization devoted to the science of entomology? Growing up in rural New... more »

Researcher plays key role in project aimed at protecting carrot seed crop

Lindsey du Toit has battled pathogens on carrot seed crops for 20 years as a scientist at Washington State University. She is now part of a new $3 million USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI)... more »

Projects receive $70M to target ag pest problems in US

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard... more »

USDA boosts infrastructure for pest detection, surveillance with funding

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard the... more »

Increasing samurai wasp for biological control of brown marmorated stink bug

A tiny wasp, about as big as a sesame seed, that lays its eggs into the eggs of stink bugs is the most promising biological control agent against the brown marmorated stink bug. Originating from the... more »

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