Insect Pest Control Articles

  • How to Simplify your Test Plots and Maximize Investments

    Remember the old days of running test plots? Stopping in the field to place marker flags and make the necessary changes. Then returning in the fall to — with any luck — find the flags and weigh each load. Not to mention the deskwork that followed to evaluate the results. And for me, with a full schedule that includes a 3,200-acre operation plus my wife and three kids, it wasn’t ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Mosquito Egg Weak Spots

    Malaria. Yellow Fever. Zika. Dengue. West Nile virus. These are some of the diseases, carried by mosquitos, that infect millions of people worldwide every year. According to the World Health Organization, these infections result in over 700,000 deaths annually. To help curb this huge burden on public health, scientists ...

  • Notes on mixing foliar fertilizer and pesticide in organic fertilizer machine factory

    As an efficient foliar spray fertilizer, foliar fertilizer accounts for a large proportion in the field of top dressing. How to mix foliar fertilizer and pesticide in the actual use process? What are the precautions in the mixing process? Next, Zhengzhou Tianci organic fertilizer machine factory will introduce you 1. Make sure that there is no ...

  • Interference Methods (pheromones)

    In China, investigation on insect sexual pheromones started in the beginning of the 1970’s, having been produced in 1997 pheromones of at least the following 23 species: Adoxophes orana, Agrotis ipsilon, Ancylis saliva, Carposina nipponensis, Chilo infuscatellus, Chilo suppressalis, Cydia pomonella, Dacus cucurbitae, Dacus dorsalis, Dendrolimus punctatus, Dichocrocis punctiferalis, ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Future perspectives for biological control

    These actions for the development of biological control will have to adapt themselves to the new Chinese reality, where decision making is no longer circumscribed to the communes’ direction as before, in strict collaboration with state-run programmes, but open to a vast number of family-run explorations, motivated to rapidly increase their profit. One arrives, therefore, at a situation in ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Principal applications of biological control in China

    While emphasising an interest in developing pilot projects in eco-agriculture, no reference is made to biological control or integrated pest management in the official agricultural yearbooks, which in addition associate a growth of chemical control to an increase in productivity. However, despite the evident predominance of chemical control, there is in China a vast group of researchers and ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Introduction to Biological Control in China

    It is a relatively generalized concept among agronomists and other Western investigators, that in the People’s Republic of China biological control is used as the principal control measure for crop protection. The classic story of the first known usage of biological control with human intervention in the world having been in China, through the usage of predatory ants, of ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Wood Pallet Sterilization a Requirement for International Shipments

    Wooden pallets are commonly used to ship products, providing an easy solution for loading and unloading shipments both domestically and internationally. However, when it comes to international shipments, wooden pallets must be sterilization to prevent the spread of wood-borne insects and diseases. This requirement is strictly enforced by the International Standards for ...


    By MadgeTech, Inc.

  • Methyl bromide as a fumigant for International transports

    Methyl bromide is a is an odourless, colourlessgas most often used as a fumigant. About 70% of methylbromide produced in the United States goes into pesticidal formulations. It has been used to fumigate agricultural commodities, grain elevators, mills, ships, clothes, furniture greenhouses and delicate works of art. Non-pesticidal uses include degreasing wool and extracting oils from nuts, seeds ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • California DPR Issues Cancellation Notices for Chlorpyrifos, and Establishes a Work Group to Recommend and to Develop Alternatives to Chlorpyrifos

    On August 14, 2019, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued cancellation notices to thirteen California registrants of pesticide products containing chlorpyrifos, including Dow Agrosciences LLC (now Corteva).  Each of these notices is referred to as an "Accusation," and each affected registrant ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • From One Ag Leader to Another: Harvest

    Think about this: as a farmer, you only get one shot at harvesting your crop each year. Now think about how many things have changed in the past 10 or 20 years: bigger, faster and more accurate equipment, new seed technologies, better herbicide, insecticide and fertilizer options, improved water management, precision technologies … the list goes on. The first time you tried some of these ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • EPA Registers Long-Term Uses for Sulfoxaflor

    On July 12, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a Decision Memorandum that it has registered new uses and restored previously registered uses for sulfoxaflor.  EPA has approved the use of sulfoxaflor on alfalfa, corn, cacao, grains (millet, oats), pineapple, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Discovering the Classical Biological Control Approach

    This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com. As we wrote in the article introducing this series, there are three basic applied biocontrol strategies which are commonly incorporated into an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy; 1) Classical, which imports natural enemies from outside the local area, 2) Conservation, which seeks to enhance the ...


    By UAV-IQ LLC

  • Neonicotinoids

    General Information Neonicotinoids are a family of active substances which include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, ...

  • Tips for Using Beneficial Nematodes in the Summer

    Now that summer is underway and temperatures are steadily rising, we are getting a lot of questions about how to effectively order, store and apply beneficial nematodes in the heat. Beneficial nematodes are a great, natural and effective option for controlling a wide variety of pest insects this time of year. The ideal time to apply nematodes can depend on the ...


    By BioLogic Company, Inc.

  • James V. Aidala and Richard E. Engler Quoted By Bloomberg Environment Regarding Proposed Public Data Plan

    On April 27, 2018, James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and Richard E. Engler, Senior Chemist with B&C, were quoted in the Bloomberg Environment article “Pesticide Makers Back Public-Data Plan—But Not for Trade Secrets.” If the agency sticks with the $100 million threshold under the executive order, then the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Spring is coming…How Early Can You Apply Nematodes?

    Spring is on its way, and many of us are looking forward to more time spent outside. A common question we get this time of year is “when can I apply beneficial nematodes”? Beneficial nematodes are a great, all-natural control for a variety of common pest insects. But, since nematodes are living organisms, care needs to be taken to ensure they stay living and viable. As a general ...


    By BioLogic Company, Inc.

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enhanced Extraction of Carbon Tetrachloride at an Active Grain Elevator

    Current Site Conditions • Groundwater and soil data indicate impacts of fumigant constituents of concern (COCs), primarily carbon tetrachloride, resulting from historical operations associated with fumigant storage tanks and application. • Groundwater is encountered at the site approximately 7 to 8 feet below ground surface (bgs). Lithology within the source zone generally consists of ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • EPA Reverses Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite growing concerns from lawmakers and members of the public regarding its safety. The chemical – which is an organophosphate insecticide – is primarily used to control foliage and soil borne insect pests on food and feed ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Researchers model ways to control deadly maize disease

    Researchers have used mathematical modelling to develop techniques to combat two co-infecting viruses causing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) in Kenya. According to researchers who conducted the new study, because maize is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of MLN is ...


    By SciDev.Net

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