pest control

Research in England on strawberries considers IPM practices

Experts at two British universities are starting a new project to develop a photonic “nose” to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease. Aston University, Birmingham, England, is collaborating with Harper Adams University, Shropshire,... more »

California awards grants promoting IPM systems

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) is funding five projects through $1.78 million in Alliance Grants, with the goal of increasing the speed and the scale at which safer, more sustainable pest management practices... more »

Cornell’s AgriTech research center celebrates 140th anniversary

Cornell AgriTech, a preeminent center for food and agricultural research in Geneva, N.Y., will celebrate its 140th anniversary with an open house to showcase its impact on New York’s food and agricultural industries. The center... more »

Georgia fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

A field of watermelons can produce a more than a 25% higher yield under an integrated pest management (IPM) program than a program of a soil-drench insecticide at planting, followed by a sequence of foliar... more »

Genetics, sprays, IPM methods help Florida tomatoes

Florida tomato growers are arming themselves with a wider arsenal of tools for the annual fight against whiteflies and the virus they carry. Genetic traits, new chemical sprays and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques all... more »

Grantham to direct Northeastern IPM Center

Deborah Grantham, director of the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center, will provide strategic leadership for the center and work closely with its advisory council, state IPM programs and IPM working groups... more »

Predatory insect may help control whitefly

Scientists at the University of Florida have found an insect predator that may help greenhouse tomato growers manage populations of the sweet potato whitefly when used as a piece of an integrated pest management system.... more »

MSU Extension updates insecticide fact sheet for greenhouse production

Some ornamental plant producers are venturing into growing vegetables in the greenhouse. Greenhouse vegetable crops are susceptible to similar pests as ornamental plants, such as aphids, fungus gnats, spider mites, whiteflies and thrips. Greenhouse vegetable... more »

Cover crops acting as trap crops protect vegetables

For farmers in central Florida, planting cover crops in strips as a trap crop alongside cash crops is proving to be a highly effective method for attracting beneficial insects and controlling pests. Farmers have been... more »

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