Agriculture Pest News

  • Biodiversity is the basis for Integrated Pest Management

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is now the norm in agriculture and horticulture. All stakeholders – national and European government agencies and public bodies, agriculture and horticulture organisations, businesses, universities and research institutes – agree with this statement. "More biodiversity and the use of resistant plants are crucial to the successful implementation of ...

  • Enhanced metaldehyde stewardship launched for 2017

    The Metaldehyde Stewardship Group has launched an enhanced campaign for 2017 to ensure maximum protection of the environment, and in particular birds, small mammals, and water. Speaking at the launch event, Simon McMunn, spokesman for the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG), explained why the campaign has evolved, and what this means for UK agriculture.  “It’s important to note ...


    By Certis UK

  • Increasing food production without damaging the environment

    To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. "Massive agriculture intensification is contributing to increased ...

  • Pests, Weeds and Crop Diseases Arriving Early You are here

    A warmer than usual winter and wet spring are ushering in some crop diseases and weeds early in the season and could trigger a pestier summer. Ohio State University entomologists are keeping a close eye on insect species that survived the winter and may appear earlier and more abundantly. Particularly concerning are the pests that preyed on last year’s crops, including slugs, stink bugs and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • AUG secures precision agriculture project under AAFC’s AgriInnovation Program

    AUG crop growth stage estimation technology with AAFC: Prestigious project under AAFC’s AgriInnovation Program for crop management and disease risk assessment Project to provide a commercial tool to facilitate sustainable agriculture management, pest and disease mitigation and resource planning Project will benefit large and small farming operations and also strengthens ...


    By A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

  • Whitefly, Disease, Drought, Unhealthy Soil, Solution Black Worm Castings!

    Spring is just around the corner, that meant it time to plant crops and start working in the garden. Unfortunately, there are several factors that can undermine all your hard work, drought, disease, unhealthy soil, and the Whitefly. Whiteflies are especially dangerous for plants. They carry many diseases and leave bend a Sooty Mold that can shut down photosynthesis and can ultimately ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • An important biological discovery

    It was by chance that Taro Saito, a research technician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, found the mite that Vineland is currently studying as a potential breakthrough in biological control. Vineland’s research indicates that the mite could be a major asset for greenhouse growers in Canada and the U.S. The mite has a broader prey range than anything else currently in use.  ...

  • EPA approves uses of weed killer Dicamba

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a conditional registration for new uses of the herbicide dicamba, a Monsanto “agrochemical,” on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and GE soybean. In a Final Registration document issued yesterday, ...

  • CropLife Asia Supports UN FAO Call for Food & Agriculture to ´Change´ along with Climate to Meet Growing Demands

    Plant Science Technology Highlighted as Key "Tool in the Toolbox" for Smallholder Farmers As Asia and the world prepare to mark World Food Day, CropLife Asia expressed its strong support for the 2016 theme put forth by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - 'Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.' The impact of climate change is ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • EPA Issues Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticide Products to Combat Emerging Viral Pathogens

    On September 2, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance to registrants on the process for making claims against emerging viral pathogens not on EPA-registered disinfectant labels (Guidance). A draft of this guidance was issued in April 2016 and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Conserving the Corn: Tips to keeping crows and others away from your corn

    Corn is great for summer barbecues, but it first has to be protected from crows and others pests before it can be enjoyed. Crows are intelligent birds with sharp beaks and talons, making it possible for them to rip into growing corn stalks, damaging your harvest. Learn how to keep crows away from you corn, whether it’s a seedling or a growing stalk. Protecting Corn ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • RainWise, Inc. Celebrates 41 Years Of Service With Agricultural Roots

    RainWise, Inc., www.rainwise.com, is pleased to be celebrating more than 40 years of devotion to our clients based on our promise to helping both small and large scale farmers produce more from their land, while conserving resources like water and energy to help build a flourishing ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • AgBiome Awarded Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    AgBiome, LLC, a leader in the development of microbial solutions for agriculture, has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to discover biological insect control for deployment to smallholder farmers in African nations. The project, entitledRSM Systems Biology for Sweetpotato: Engineering the African Root/Soil/Microbiome for Enhanced Crop Productivity, ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Input for discussion on Common Agricultural Policy after 2020

    There is a possibility that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be reformulated after 2020. In order to stimulate a strategic discussion regarding the reformulation of this policy, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has asked the LEI to conduct an exploratory study into possible scenarios and policy options for the CAP after 2020. This study contains suggestions for the policy's ...

  • Input for discussion on Common Agricultural Policy after 2020

    There is a possibility that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be reformulated after 2020. In order to stimulate a strategic discussion regarding the reformulation of this policy, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has asked the LEI to conduct an exploratory study into possible scenarios and policy options for the CAP after 2020. This study contains suggestions for the policy's ...

  • Input for discussion on Common Agricultural Policy after 2020

    There is a possibility that the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be reformulated after 2020. In order to stimulate a strategic discussion regarding the reformulation of this policy, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has asked the LEI to conduct an exploratory study into possible scenarios and policy options for the CAP after 2020. This study contains suggestions for the policy's ...

  • Ambrosia beetle spreads dangerous avocado pathogen

    As the laurel wilt pathogen casts a cloud over the $100-million-a-year Florida avocado industry, University of Florida researchers continue to look for clues to prevent the pathogen from spreading. The main culprit has been the redbay ambrosia beetle, which has infected millions of native redbay and swampbay trees with the laurel wilt pathogen, but it is rarely seen in commercial avocado ...


    By University of Florida

  • Cooler Weather Conditions, Late Planting, Impacts Insects on Crops

    Rainy, cooler weather experienced recently throughout the region means slugs may be on the rise in some field crops, says an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. The rains combined with colder temperatures are ideal slug weather, said Kelley Tilmon, a field crop entomologist with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio ...


    By Ohio State University

  • New pesticide guidelines seek faster phase-out of risky toxins

    FAO and WHO have released new guidelines aimed at reducing the damage done by pesticides that pose especially high toxic risks to human health and the environment. Products with high acute toxicity account for high numbers of immediate poisoning cases, particularly in developing countries, while products with chronic toxicity effects may cause cancer  or developmental disorders among growing ...

  • Biopesticides Becoming More Than Just a Niche Product

    Growers are all too familiar with the vicious cycle of pests that develop a genetic resistance to chemical applications. As soon as researchers and growers find a chemical that works, genetic systems adapt and the pests find a way to survive. Then the costly cycle starts all over again. The solution to ending this cycle lies in the use of biopesticides as part of an Integrated Pest Management ...

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