Insects

USDA-APHIS releases 513 acres from PCN-quarantined area in Idaho

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released 513 acres from pale cyst nematode-monitored fields in southeastern Idaho. ... more »

NPC leaders meet with EPA on pesticide reviews

Members of the National Potato Council’s (NPC) Environmental Committee along with members of the organization’s Grower Pesticide Advisory Panel re... more »

NPC’s executive committee meets in-person for first time since early 2020 and other news

The week of Oct. 26-30, the National Potato Council's (NPC) Executive Committee came together for their first in-person meeting in D.C. since February... more »

New biopesticide testing shows high mortality rate in Colorado potato beetle

Testing of new RNA-based biopesticide technology from Renaissance BioScience has shown promising results in controlling the Colorado potato beetle. ... more »

APHIS removes 45,000 acres from golden cyst nematode regulation area

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is removing 45,562.067 acres from the golden nematode (GN) regulated are... more »

APHIS releases 271 acres from Idaho pale cyst nematode regulation

On July 13, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released two pale cyst nematode (PCN) associated fields, which have a combine... more »

New York grower to test biocontrol nematodes on wireworms

Can a nature-based pest management protocol that has helped protect alfalfa, corn, berry crops, and some organically grown root crops do the same for ... more »

USDA ARS announces advancement in treating plant bacteria

USDA Agricultural Research Service announced July 14 that it has found an innovative way to treat pathogens (harmful bacteria) and pests in citrus tre... more »

New tools, approaches may yield Colorado potato beetle-resistant varieties

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest in North America that can reduce potato yields by 30-50% if unchecked. Control has historically relied heav... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle by Zeke Jennings

Summit Agro lowers recommended rate for Colorado potato beetle insecticide

Summit Agro USA has issued a new reduced rate recommendation for its Harvanta insecticide for control of Colorado potato beetle. This recommendati... more »


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