Pest Control

2020 dicamba registration decision announced by EPA

At the Cromley Farm, U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Oct. 27 the agency is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations... more »

New Mexico Extension to provide pesticide applicator training online

The pesticide safety education program at New Mexico State University is now offering workshops two ways online. Pesticide applicators may earn continuing education units by attending a webinar series or pre-recorded presentations. “Because of the... more »

Karla Cook to lead Equitable Food Initiative’s certification efforts

On its continued path of growth, Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has hired Karla Cook as certification manager. Cook brings extensive... more »

Xena Spreader-Sticker OK’d for certified organic crops

Westbridge Agricultural Products announced Oct. 9 that Xena Spreader-Sticker has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) for use on all certified organic crops. Xena Spreader-Sticker... more »

Certified crop advisers, pest control advisers offered Syngenta training

WHAT: Continuing education enables certified crop advisers, consultants and pest control advisers (PCAs) to maintain certifications and remain up to date on issues affecting crops today. Syngenta currently offers free learning modules that provide continuing... more »

Fall generation of allium leafminer emergence seen in Pennsylvania

Fall emergence of allium leafminer has been detected in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Allium leafminer (ALM) attacks plants in the Allium genus including onion, garlic, leek, scallions, shallots, and chives. The first signs are the linear... more »

California settles with pest control company for work performed in seven counties

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a settlement agreement with Pestmaster Services, Inc., over multiple alleged violations of pesticide laws and regulations, including the failure to obtain proper registrations and failure to submit... more »

Integrating biological controls for root-knot nematodes, weeds in organic farming

While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic producers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University... more »

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