Pest Management

Understanding active ingredients in pesticides

Texas Extension agent Cary Sims offers some pointers about active ingredients and making smart pest management decisions. more »

Toothpicks in the trees

Protect young pecan trees from ambrosia beetleā€™s telltale sign. ... more »

Gemperle Orchards

Sometimes finding an IPM balance takes time. ... more »

Pecan phylloxera update for Georgia

Wart-like galls on pecan leaves can be a sign of pecan leaf phylloxera, a pest that needs to be controlled at budbreak. more »

Update for ambrosia beetle in Georgia pecans

Growers with previous ambrosia beetle infestations and those with young trees are encouraged to begin their spray programs. more »

USDA approves $1.2M for navel orangeworm sterile insect technique

Above and beyond initial funding to rear and disperse the moths, the new funding will focus on specific research on impacts to the pistachio and almond industries. more »

Industry looks skyward to take on major pest

USDA Agricultural Research Service is rebooting an old farming technique to fight navel orangeworm. more »

Research sheds light on Asian chestnut gall wasp in Michigan

Discovered in 2015 in Michigan, North America's largest commercial chestnut producer, this majorly invasive pest also affects chestnut trees in Japan, Korea and Europe. more »

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