Insects

NPC calls on Congress to preempt state pesticide laws

National Potato Council (NPC) joined more than 330 agricultural and environmental organizations calling on Congress to ensure that EPA-approved, scien... more »

WSU and USDA conduct survey for leafhopper management in Columbia Basin

Washington State University (WSU), along with with USDA-ARS, is conducting a survey of potato, vegetable and vegetable seed growers in the Columbia Ba... more »

Traps received from 72 Idaho fields monitoring psyllids and Lso

Last week, the university received traps from 68 of the 72 fields that are being monitored this year. There were a total of 35 psyllids across 18 (27%... more »

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 »


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