Insects and mites

Drosophila is here to stay

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

SWD bugs California growers

By |May 20th, 2014|

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

Michigan growers wary of spotted wing drosophila

By |May 20th, 2014|

A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

By |May 14th, 2014|

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.

Destined for export: Understanding pesticide residue policy

By |May 6th, 2014|

It is a large international regulatory body with inherent inertia.

How much pheromone for codling moth?

By |May 6th, 2014|

Researcher finds codling moths need much less perfume to disrupt their mating.

Cornell asks growers for info on stinkbugs affecting crops

By |April 29th, 2014|

Cornell University, New York, is asking growers to complete an online survey of how stinkbugs are affecting crops.

The university [...]

Prevention is best strategy

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Mites continue to develop resistance to new miticides.

New herbicide — resistant crops

By |April 21st, 2014|

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is [...]

DriftWatch grows

By |April 21st, 2014|

pecialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.