Category Archives: Pest management

(APHIS) announces dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 suggestion period to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced today the dates of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 open period for submitting suggestions to implement Plant Pest and Disease Management and Disaster Prevention Programs of … Continue reading

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USDA scientist discovers nature-based pesticide that kills SWD

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In USDA ARS news A scent that petunias and snapdragons release to attract pollinators may be an environmentally friendly control for pests like the spotted wing drosophila fly (SWD) and the brown marmorated … Continue reading

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Scientists use bacteriophages to fight fire blight

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg in Science Daily The plant disease fire blight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, is dreaded by fruit growers. It affects apple and pear trees and other plants in the rosacea family, and … Continue reading

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More precautions needed when spraying with dicamba and 2,4-D

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg From the Weed Science Society of America New resistant soybean and cotton cropping systems based on the synthetic auxin herbicides give farmers new options for managing Palmer amaranth and other broadleaf weeds … Continue reading

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Kansas researchers find gene for resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus

From IPM in the South In Southwest Farm Press by Pat Melgares Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas … Continue reading

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University of Illinis Plant Clinic announces Palmer amaranth seed ID and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic has announced new Palmer Amaranth seed identification test and herbicide resistance plant tissue testing. http://bulletin.ipm.illinois.edu/?p=3914 The Palmer Amaranth test was developed this past winter by optimizing a new assay in collaboration with Dr. Pat … Continue reading

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Doctoral student leads research on how parasitoids use scents to locate hosts

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Research by a doctoral student at Auburn University into how certain insect parasitoids “sniff out” their prey will help farmers better utilize them to control insect pests. Tolulope Morawo, a Ph.D. student … Continue reading

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New Way to Detect Palmer Amaranth in Contaminated Seedlots

Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres – Palmer amaranth. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive and hard-to-kill weed. As a possible solution, some states declared Palmer a noxious … Continue reading

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Workshop to help identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems announced

On June 29, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and Stop Pests for Housing will host a Protect Against Pests workshop to help you identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems. This workshop caters to managers of … Continue reading

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New National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth released

A new National Pest Alert for Palmer Amaranth has been released. This pest alert has been approved by the national leadership of USDA NRCS to address the recent problems with Palmer Amaranth seed inclusion in wildflower and pollinator seed mixes. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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