Pest Control

Pepper weevil: Southern pest that can hitch a ride north

Pepper weevils are a devastating pest in the Southern U.S., but larvae concealed inside peppers shipped to Northern markets can carry the pest to Northern growers, too. New Jersey has been the focal point of... more »

Spiropidion, a new insecticide active ingredient, launched by Syngenta

Syngenta recently announced the global launch of spiropidion, an innovative new insecticide active ingredient. The technology will help farmers protect a broad range of crops against damaging and difficult-to-control sucking pests in a targeted, effective... more »

Curb lingering pests to maximize winter production

Cold weather stops bugs but winter green production in high tunnels still faces challenges from insect pests. The pests multiply quickly on sunny days and controls don’t work as well in the winter because of... more »

Spiropidion, new insect control product, introduced by Syngenta

Syngenta Crop Protection has unveiled Spiropidion, a new insect control technology that will help growers protect their crops against damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally sustainable manner. According to a news release, sucking... more »

Cidetrak from Trécé controls India meal moth, related pests

Trécé Inc., a manufacturer of pheromone and kairomone based insect trap and lure based monitoring systems and mating disruption products for insect control, announced the introduction of a new mating-disruption (MD) product designed to control... more »

2020 dicamba registration decision announced by EPA

At the Cromley Farm, U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 the agency is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations... more »

New Mexico Extension to provide pesticide applicator training online

The pesticide safety education program at New Mexico State University is now offering workshops two ways online. Pesticide applicators may earn continuing education units by attending a webinar series or pre-recorded presentations. “Because of the... more »

Karla Cook to lead Equitable Food Initiative’s certification efforts

On its continued path of growth, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has hired Karla Cook as certification manager. Cook brings extensive... more »

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