Insects

USDA accepting comments on pale cyst nematode field deregulation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has reopened the comment period on the protocols for deregul... more »

New abamectin-based insecticide from Vive receives EPA approval

Growers have a new tool to combat a wide spectrum of nematodes in corn and foliar insects in potatoes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ... more »

Marrone Bio receives patent approval on bioinsecticide

Marrone Bio Innovations, a developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, has received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent... more »

Bayer aims to cut down crop protection volumes in next decade

Bayer has announced plans for increased focus on transparency, sustainability and engagement. Innovation will cut the ecological footprint of Bayer... more »

Inside the Industry: Pest Control

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Chlorpyrifos pesticide to be banned by California

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic... more »

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Arming against the pale cyst nematode threat

Potato production in the U.S. and the viability of international markets for U.S. potatoes are threatened by the presence and potential geographic spr... more »

New zebra chip disease variety discovered in Oregon

A previously unknown variety of zebra chip disease has been discovered in Oregon. In December 2017, chipping potato tubers that originated in the K... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetle research advances, but persistent pest continues to adapt

The Colorado potato beetle is a major pest throughout North America. Damage caused by the beetle can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. For de... more »

USDA creates pests and diseases website for more accessible information

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources... more »


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