Insects

FMC Corporation significantly expands biologicals platform with agreement to acquire BioPhero

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), an agricultural sciences company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire BioPhero ApS, a Denmark-based pheromo... more »

EPA publishes final biological evaluations for imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam

On June 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final Biological Evaluations (BE) for the neonicotinoid insecticides clothiani... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle

Three steps to defeat resistant CPB

An insect with a penchant for potato plants continues to be a challenge as it exhibits tolerance or resistance to multiple modes of action. "If you... more »

IPM workshop for WA growers and field scouts

Washington State University (WSU) Extension, the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) and the Potato Foundation will team up to provide workshops... more »

IPM supplies eligible for reimbursement in new WSPC policy

The Washington State Potato Commission has long supported integrated pest management (IPM). One of the foundations of IPM is monitoring pest pop... more »

Albaugh aquires Rotam in crop protection merger

Albaugh, a crop protection product provider, has completed an acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences. The acquisition by the Ankeny, Iowa-based ... more »

Colorado Potato Beetle SPUDMAN

Colorado potato beetle insecticide resistance requires vigilance, stewardship

Over the past two decades in the Midwest, neonicotinoid insecticides have been the most commonly used management tool for the Colorado potato beetle (... more »

Wrapping seed potatoes in banana paper stymies PCN, improves yields

Wrapping potato seeds in biodegradable paper made from unusable parts of banana plants reduces the infestation and harmful effects of a nasty plant pa... more »

Certis launches nematode-controlling biological MeloCon LC

Certis Biologicals recently announced the launch of MeloCon LC, a water-dispersible concentrate containing spores from a naturally occurring soil ... more »

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 »


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