Pest Control

Cinnerate expands use for aphid, disease control in vegetables

Sym-Agro’s Cinnerate broad-spectrum insecticide, fungicide and miticide gives vegetable growers a new tool to protect their crops from disease, aphids and more. “Aphids can present a significant challenge for vegetable growers, especially organic growers, who have... more »

More-sustainable alternatives to banned pesticide chlorpyrifos seen in report

A report issued July 16 identifies alternatives for California growers to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos and calls for continued work towards safer, more sustainable pest management practices. Following California's historic decision to end use of... more »

Swede midge, a threat to Brassica crops, now in Pennsylvania

Another invasive species, the swede midge, has made its way to Pennsylvania. Swede midge is a tiny, 1/16 inch long fly that can be a serious pest of Brassica crops, also known as cole crops,... more »

Avaun eVo insect formulation from FMC tackles pests affecting specialty crops

FMC has just released and made available for immediate use a new insecticide formulation, Avaunt eVo insect control, in a range of crops including brassicas, pome and stone fruits, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, low-growing berries and... more »

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops

Native to Europe but discovered in Pennsylvania in 2015, the Allium leafminer is a fly whose larvae feed on crops in the Allium genus, including onions, garlic and leeks. An adult... more »

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 »

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