pest management

NatureFresh uses dog for IPM

A pest outbreak in the fall of 2016 left all bell pepper growers in the Leamington area highly concerned. Pepper Weevil (Anthonomus Eugenii) is an unc... READ 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 w... READ 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 a... READ MORE »

Watch for Stewart’s wilt in Michigan sweet corn this year

The average temperature from December through February determines the survival of the corn flea beetle that transfers the Stewart’s wilt bacteria in... READ MORE »

USDA announces $12.1M for pest management, crop protection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $12.1 in funding available through the Crop P... READ MORE »

Squash bugs as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Cucurbits in Michigan are vulnerable to squash bug damage throughout the growing season. Squash bugs prefer pumpkin and squash, but will feed on other... READ 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 attr... READ MORE »

Organic pesticides help manage cabbage aphids on brussels sprouts

Severe infestations of cabbage aphids can virtually destroy a crop of Brussels sprouts, making them unmarketable. However, new research from the Unive... READ MORE »

Southern IPM Center names newly funded projects

Nine researchers will pursue new methods for fighting a variety of pest management challenges in the South, in both agricultural and urban settings. O... READ MORE »

Time to scout spider mites in strawberries

Warm early spring weather, coupled with a mild winter, has set the stage for early pest activity in some crops. For strawberry growers, now is the tim... READ MORE »


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