Pest Control

Water quality expert appointed Purdue ag college dean

Purdue has promoted one of its agriculture research deans who possesses expertise in water quality and pesticide spray drift to head its ag department. Bernie Engel has been named the Glenn W. Sample Dean of... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... more »

Spotted lanternfly survey started by Penn State

The Penn State Extension Grape and Wine Team is calling on Mid-Atlantic region growers and vineyard owners to participate in a spotted lanternfly (SLF) survey. The survey is designed to track the spread and severity... more »

California approves Certis Biologicals nematicide

California farmers have a new product for controlling the threat of nematodes in their fields, orchards and vineyards with the approval of MeloCon LC by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. MeloCon LC, from Certis... more »

Agronomic services provider Brandt changes marketing, promotes staffers

Agronomic services provider Brandt has reorganized its marketing functions and promoted three staffers into new positions. Based in Springfield, Illinois, Brandt is a retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products. With... more »

Bio Huma Netics changes name to Huma

Huma Inc., formerly known as Bio Huma Netics, is consolidating its six product and service lines under one entity. Bio Huma Netics celebrated its 50th anniversary by officially renaming itself. The name “Huma” is inspired... more »

National Potato Council calls for more pest agency funding

The National Potato Council joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy. The office coordinates with the producer and user communities to ensure the uses... more »

Robotics to help Oishii bring vertical farming advances

Oishii, a vertical farming operator, is partnering with a Japanese robotics firm to bring vertical farming changes. Together with Yaskawa Electric Corp., a leading industrial robotics company based in Japan, Oishii plans to develop new... more »

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