Insects

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 »

Rondon named director of OSU’s Integrated Pest Management Center

Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1. Rondon is a renowned expert... more »

Hybrid fungicide Regev called ‘bridge’ to more biological use for growers

A hybrid fungicide approved in 2020 by the EPA for use in the United States had previously been used successfully in 14 countries. When Israel-base... more »

Potato council supports Growing Climate Solutions Act

On Earth Day (April 22), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry passed the Growing Climate Solutions Act, which is designed to ... more »


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