Pest Control

Watch for high silverleaf whitefly activity in Southeast

Large populations of silverleaf whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci) have become more common during the fall in the southeastern United States, including Alabama. This increase has resulted in a reduction in the yield of vegetable crops affected... more »

Plants can prepare for insect attack sequence

Plants are under attack by a variety of insect species. They have defense mechanisms to deal with this, including chemicals or sturdier leaves. But it’s now been found that when wild black mustard plants defend... more »

First commercial industry partnership signed by Bee Vectoring Technologies

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. announced Oct. 14 its first commercial agreement with BIOGARD, a division of CBC (Europe) S.r.l., a l bioprotectant company in Europe. Through the agreement, BVT will have exclusive access to... more »

Grants target major threats of pests, weeds to Virginia agriculture

A pair of grants awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture to  Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension will help tackle two of agriculture’s greatest threats: pests and weeds. A one-year, $210,000 grant will support... more »

Grant focused on integrated pest management set in Tennessee

“It’s pest management the right way,” said Heather Kelly, plant pathologist at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, “With integrated pest management, we are managing pests with more than one tool, only when you... more »

Good time to check for root knot nematodes in vegetables

Each year I put this information out near the end of a growing season in the hopes that growers will take a look in their fields for root knot nematode problems as we are seeing... more »

Economically, environmentally effective Texas IPM outreach targeted by grant

Pest management outreach to both rural and urban audiences in Texas will be expanded and improved thanks to a federal grant awarded to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extenson Service. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The... more »

Chlorpyrifos use on food crops banned by EPA

The EPA announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers. In a final rule released Aug. 18, EPA is... more »

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