---New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing....
- Rising Concerns Over Tree Pests and Diseases
- Bees in the Orchard Advisory Update
- Using Bees to drop Pesticides
- Zombie or... Cricket?
- Shutdown affects pesticides
- Modified Corn Reduces Insecticide
- Storm Water
- Why Crop Rotation Works
- USDA August is Tree Check Month: Check For Asian Beetle
- New Tree Fruit IPM Advisories
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 4, 2013
New Tree Fruit IPM Advisory Update: Bees in the Orchard, Vole Management, Post-Harvest Apple Disorders
Oct 28, 2013
The survival of the struggling bee population could soon be doubly important to agriculture. While bees pollinate crops, Canadian researchers have found they can also be used to control pest insects and manage disease by dropping off pest control agents while they work.
Oct 21, 2013
"It’s almost Halloween so I’d like to tell you about an unusual creature that has given many people a fright. It has a shiny oversized body with long spiny appendages. Dark eyes stare disturbingly from a smooth bald head. It eats both living and dead matter. And sometimes it engages in cannibalism."
Oct 11, 2013
WASHINGTON — California farmers could face delays in getting pesticides from foreign manufacturers because of the partial government shutdown, Sen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday.
Oct 7, 2013
"A new study finds that genetically-modified sweet corn is better for the environment and safer for farm workers..."
Aug 20, 2013
Storm Water can pick up chemicals, oil and grease, pesticides, metals, and other contaminants that are a major source of water pollution and can pose a threat to public health and the environment.
Aug 8, 2013
Crop rotation has been used since Roman times to improve plant nutrition and to control the spread of disease. A new study to be published in Nature’s ‘The ISME Journal’ reveals the profound effect it has on enriching soil with bacteria, fungi and protozoa.
Jul 30, 2013
USDA Washington, (July 30, 2013) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announces August is Tree Check Month and urges the public to check trees for signs of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB)...