Category Archives: Insect Management

EPA Registers the Wolbachia ZAP Strain in Live Male Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

On Nov. 3, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency registered a new mosquito biopesticide – ZAP Males® – that can reduce local populations of the type of mosquito (Aedes albopictus, or Asian Tiger Mosquitoes) that can spread numerous diseases of significant … Continue reading

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Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection … Continue reading

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Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE) Working Group brings stakeholders together

Research, Extension and industry personnel have formed the Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE), to apply scientific methodology in order to quantify the impact of pest exclusion measures to improve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Final Guidance Clarifying FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized guidance to provide information on FDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products, including those produced through the use of biotechnology. The final Guidance for … Continue reading

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City of New Orleans Pest Academy set for Oct. 10-12

City of New Orleans Pest Academy, October 10-12, 2017 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Join the City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board for a great learning experience at the City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans … Continue reading

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Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control

Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southwest Farm Press Sometimes looking to the past for answers pays off. Lower input costs and better crop protection seem to be the … Continue reading

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Natural Lawn Care and Integrated Pest Management workshop announced

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center invites you to the Midwest Grows Green Lawn & Land Forum Workshop. This full-day workshop on Monday, Nov. 13 will cover Natural Lawn Care and Integrated Pest Management progress in the Midwest. Both turf practitioners and experts … Continue reading

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Predatory beetle may help with whitefly control

Predatory beetle may help with whitefly control From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Scientists at the University of Florida have found an insect predator that may help greenhouse tomato growers manage populations of the sweetpotato whitefly when used as … Continue reading

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Preparing the North Central region vegetable industries for tackling a new invasive insect pest: the brown marmorated stink bug

When the North Central region of the United States was threatened with a new invasive insect pest for vegetables, the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) funded a critical issue project for research in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. … Continue reading

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Researching What Could be Tomorrow’s Problem Corn Ear Pest

Débora Montezano-UNL Graduate Research Assistant Thomas Hunt – Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson – Extension Entomologist José Paulo F. Bentivenha-Post Doctoral Student at the University of Sao Paulo Nebraska-Brazil Collaboration Studies New and Old Corn Insect Pests US farmers may not … Continue reading

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