Pest Control

Cyclamen mites found in strawberries in the East

This has been a "mitey" spring so far with two spotted spider mites, broad mites and now cyclamen mites (by Bob Rouse) being found. Usually cyclamen mites (Phytonemus pallidus) cause much of their damage to... more »

Learn about aphid management in vegetable crops

Aphids are one of the most common pests across many crops, therefore its worth learning a bit about them to be able to improve their management. Talking about aphids is especially timely because hot summer... more »

Pest, disease protection efforts receive $66M to enhance development

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) publicly launched June 26 after securing $45 million in a Series B round... more »

Southeast growers to benefit from Senstar insecticide from Valent

Vegetable and citrus growers now have a new insecticide option to protect their produce from damaging pests. Senstar insecticide from Valent U.S.A. equips growers with two effective modes of action for fast, long-lasting control of... more »

EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award presented to Vestaron

Durham, North Carolina-based Vestaron Corp.'s bioinsecticide Spear has earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency via its Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program.  According to a news release, since 1996, the EPA in partnership with the American... more »

Controlling common asparagus beetle during harvest season

Common asparagus beetle egg-laying during harvest can cause major financial loss; get updated on products available for control. Sources of beetles during harvest In late summer, larvae of common asparagus beetle, called grubs or “slugs,”... more »

Preemptive pest control aided by FMC’s precision agriculture platform

FMC Corp. has announced a precision agriculture platform designed to enable growers to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes problematic. Arc farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on... more »

California agriculture presence increased by pest control firm Suterra

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pest control company, announced the opening of a new office in Fresno, California and the doubling in staff of its California-based technical team. According to a news release, Suterra is... more »


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