insects

Comparison of embryo nest of Yellow-legged Hornet and ping pong ball (Photo credit: Jonathan Veit, Clemson University, news.clemson.edu/clemson-officials-asking-residents-to-inspect-homes-and-other-structures-for-hornets-nests/).

North Carolina Department of Agriculture issues alert for invasive yellow-legged hornet

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division has sent out a notice asking state residents and growers to be on the lookout for the early-stage nests of th... more »

MSU Entomology to host insect forum

Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology is planning an insect symposium. The Excellence in Insect Science Symposium 2024 is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conferenc... more »

Bird pests controlled through laser system

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence. Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, inclu... more »

UCANR hosts nematode workshop this month

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) is offering a workshop focused on nematodes from 8:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on March 26. to provide growers of annual and perennia... more »

Vestaron receives EPA approval on new novel-acting peptide-based insecticide

Vestaron Corporation, a sustainable crop protection solutions company, has obtained EPA approval of its second novel-acting peptide-based insecticide, BASIN. Vestaron's mission is to revolutionize the... more »

Beware of carpophilus truncatus

Crop sanitation is the key to controlling this new beetle pest more »

Kroger requires IPM in produce supplier rules

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce... more »
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Dog’s nose detects spotted lanternfly eggs

Researchers employ a novel approach to combating this pest more »

California tree nut growers beware of Carpophilus truncatus

Tree nut crops in California are now faced with a new threat. The pest is called carpophilus beetle (Nitidulidae: Carpophilus truncatus). Houston Wilson, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist (Dept. Entomology, UC Riverside) provided National Nut Grower with some important details about this pest. more »

Georgia destroys nest of hornet bee predator

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of in... more »

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