Pest Control

New website introduced for MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics

Michigan State University (MSU) Diagnostic Services has recently changed to MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics. Our diagnostic facility was established in 1999 through Project GREEEN and since then we have served homeowners, growers, nursery and landscape... more »

Agragene’s Knock-Out product addresses pest control issues

Agragene Inc. has acquired an exclusive, worldwide license to Precision-Guided Sterile Insect Technology from the University of California. According to a Sept. 24 news release, Agragene uses this technology to create environmentally responsible insect pest control... more »

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes

Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), industries and... more »

Extensive research study aimed at whitefly management

Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops. Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

AgBiome gets grant to to combat major pest of African subsistence crops

AgBiome a company that harnesses the plant microbiome, has received Phase II grant funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the discovery of microbes that target sweetpotato weevils (SPW) and to move... more »

Michigan survey seeks growers’ input on wildlife crop damage

Agricultural producers face a plethora of wildlife issues on the farm, from biosecurity in animal agriculture to food safety requirements for fresh produce farmers. Many wildlife species have social or economic value and may be... more »

New product, AzaPro, offers organic pest control

A new product from Sym-Agro, AzaPro, is marketed as providing control of more than 300 different insects,... more »

California looking for a few good IPM solutions

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently announced it's taking grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) and Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions programs administered by the Office of Pesticide... more »


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