The Spotted Lanternfly is antagonizing parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S., and Extension offices are working hard to prepare for its spread.
On the pest management front in agriculture, we often want to encourage steamy insect sex — though not actually in a way the critters can follow through.
While there are some things about insect meat research that are hard to swallow, you can be certain that you haven’t heard that last about it.
Eating insects is a plausible approach to food sustainability — a way to constructively talk about averting the dreary future predicted in sci-fi novels.
What insects should growers be worried about creeping into their crops this growing season? One Syngenta expert has been studying trends and recommends growers keep their eyes out for these insects on his 2018 pest watch list. Meade McDonald, Syngenta insecticide product lead, has spent most of his 23-year career in agriculture seeing the damage […]
In 2017 destructive pests like western bean cutworm continued to pose threats to growers, damaging corn fields across the Corn Belt and leaving crops susceptible to contamination from molds and mycotoxins like aflatoxin or fumonisins. Luckily for growers using the Agrisure traits portfolio from Syngenta, they had strong control over the pests. “The Agrisure traits […]
If you are familiar with Poncho/VOTiVO seed treatment, then you most likely know it has a pretty consistent track record in protecting against insects and nematodes. So why is Bayer getting reach to launch 2.0 to the market? Nick Tinsley, SeedGrowth Technical Service Representative, Bayer Crop Science, says the updated product is going to improve […]
When it comes to insect control in stored grain, Central Life Sciences says have a plan. We had the opportunity to visit with Tracy Harris, Director of Sales, Central Life Sciences at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention last week in Kansas City. Harris said rice weevil went much farther north this year than […]