Insects

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 »

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 »


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