IPM

Kroger’s new supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

$1 million grant studies California’s sustainable pest management

A $1 million California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) grant will study sustainable pest management (SPM) by charting the decision-making process of 200 of the state's pest control advisors. The grant, announced by CAPCA,... more »

Sustainable Agronomy Conference offered free, online

The American Society of Agronomy will host the Sixth Annual Sustainable Agronomy Conference as a free virtual-event series, presented on four dates. The conference consists of sessions over four weeks starting on July 12, with a... more »

Biobest pest trap recognized with GreenTech award

Trap-Eye, an automated sticky trap monitoring system, has received recognition by winning the GreenTech Innovation Award. Launched at GreenTech Amsterdam 2023, Biobest’s sticky trap monitoring system employs artificial intelligence to make Integrated Pest Management (IPM)... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... more »

National Potato Council calls for more pest agency funding

The National Potato Council joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Management Policy. The office coordinates with the producer and user communities to ensure the uses... more »

UNH adds Extension entomologist, IPM specialist

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension has added Amber Vinchesi-Vahl as an entomologist and IPM state specialist in the university’s food and agriculture team. Vinchesi-Vahl has spent the last several years as a vegetable crops... more »

Georgia produce group celebrates award winners at highly attended show

Attendance at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, which was Jan. 5-8 in Savannah, Georgia, was back to pre-pandemic numbers. Chris Butts, executive director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association (GFVGA), said attendance... more »

Biobest recognized for pest, disease biocontrol

Biobest has received the Bernard Blum Award, for the most innovative biocontrol product, in recognition of Pronemite (Pronematus ubiquitus) – a new category of commercial arthropod biocontrol agent that concurrently targets a key pest, and... more »

Life lessons help Bailey Farms succeed with hot peppers

Specialty peppers are a hot business for Bailey Farms in Oxford, North Carolina. Bailey Farms grows 17 varieties of hot peppers at Oxford, as well as in Georgia and Florida on 1,200 of its own... more »

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