Pest Control

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 »

It’s a good time to check vegetables for root knot nematode

As this growing season winds down, and for the next few weeks, it is a good time to examine vegetable roots for root knot nematode (RKN). I would be suspicious of having RKN if my... more »

Mastronardi completes fifth EFI certification

Mastronardi Produce (sold under the Sunset brand) has certified its fifth operation through Equitable Food Initiative. According to a news release, this certification marks a milestone for Mastronardi, making it one of just a handful of... more »

Pennsylvania agriculture finds another harmful pest in its midst

A few weeks back, you were alerted that the Swede midge was found on a Pennsylvania farm. We now warn you about another invasive pest, jumping worms. Jumping worms (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian... more »

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