Pest Management

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Funds include $1.2M for navel orangeworm sterile insect release

USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support projects to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation. more »

Harmful nematodes controlled by new Certis Biologicals product

Targeting plant parasitic nematodes, the product can be used in most crops – including tree nuts – in all states except California. more »

Netafim USA, Bayer launch ‘Precise Defense’ crop protection for almonds

The system uses Netafim's irrigation systems and Bayer's Velum One nematicide and other crop management products for application to the root zone. more »

Almond Board issues guidance reminder for fluopyram use in 2022

Recommendations for fluopyram-based fungicides change after lowered maximum residue levels imposed by the European Union. more »

Henderson to lead California Department of Pesticide Regulation

Appointed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Henderson served as CalEPA's deputy secretary for public policy since Nov. 2017, and has been the state's Dept. of Pesticide Regulation acting director since July 2021. more »

NM pecan weevil quarantines in effect, buyers must be licensed

In an effort to prevent the spread of nut pests – primarily pecan weevil – pecan buyers must be licensed through the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. more »

Peptides as insecticides

This new biological is engineered to work like a synthetic. ... more »

‘Unintended consequences’ seen as result of neonicotinoids restrictions

USDA's IR-4 Project's analysis concludes that the agriculture industry could be disrupted by restricting neonics in specialty crops. more »

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