Pest Control

Warmer soils in Illinois could indicate healthy insect populations for spring

Despite the cold weather this February, winter soil temperatures averaged 1 to 2 degrees higher than the long-term averages in Illinois, indicating a greater chance of insects surviving the winter, according to Jennie Atkins, Water... more »

Bioline Agrosciences improves biocontrol with STARSKii, CART technology

Bioline Agrosciences, well known for innovation in product and technology, is launching CART (Climate Adapted Release Technology) to further strengthen its commitment to growers and farmers and the environment. According to a news release, the... more »

California’s shift to safer pest management spurred by cross-sector work group

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture launch a broad new work group to accelerate the systemwide adoption of safer, sustainable pest control practices. According to a news release,... more »

Pyrethroids’ effectiveness against corn earworm eyed

For the past decade, pyrethroids have seemed to be losing their effectiveness for controlling corn earworm in sweet corn. They work well in some years and not in others. New research from Ohio State University... more »

DiPel Biological Insecticide marked by Valent BioSciences on 50th anniversary

Only a few crop protection products have stood the test of time as increasing regulations, resistant pests, and grower preferences have changed over the years. Yet DiPel Biological Insecticide stands alone as the leading lepidopteran... more »

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 »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

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SC farming family legacy passes century mark

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