New Pesticides Approved for Use on Alabama Hemp

Clint Thompson Alabama, Hemp, Pests, Top Posts

By Katelyn Kesheimer, Alabama Extension According to an Alabama Extension blog, new pesticides have been approved for use on hemp production in Alabama. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service worked with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) to release an approved pesticide list for use on hemp in Alabama. Several more products have been recently approved for legal application …

Management of Thrips in Tomatoes

Clint Thompson Florida, Pests, Tomatoes, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Xavier Martini and Joe Funderburk Thrips are important pests of tomatoes for two reasons. First, they damage fruit directly by egg-laying or feeding (Figure 1). More importantly, some species also vector tospoviruses that include tomato spotted wilt virus, groundnut ringspot virus and tomato chlorotic spot virus. These tospoviruses can considerably decrease the crop yield if thrips are not controlled. …

Organic management methods for squash pests

Ashley Robinson Cucurbits, Pests, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Ayanava Majumdar, Rammohan Balusu and Neil Kelly Many pests feed on squash from seedling to harvest. They are generally broken down into two groups: the chewing insects and the sucking insects. Chewing insects of squash consist of common pests like cucumber beetle, squash vine borer larva and pickleworm. Sucking insect pests consist of aphids, squash bugs and whiteflies. The …

FMC Launches Avaunt eVo Insect Control Formulation to Tackle Key Pests Affecting Fruit, Vegetable Growers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cucurbits, Florida, Fruit, Georgia, Pests, Top Posts, Vegetables

Advanced formulation of the only Group 22 insecticide for agricultural use delivers improved control and performance consistency.  PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2020 – FMC has just released and made available for immediate use a new insecticide formulation, Avaunt eVo insect control, in a range of crops including brassicas, pome and stone fruits, cucurbits, leafy vegetables, low-growing berries and dried and succulent …

SWD Management Key for Grape Producers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Georgia, Grapes, Pests, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson In his UGA Extension blog, Brett Blaauw, Assistant Professor in the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, alerted grape farmers that management for spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is approaching soon. SWD flies are active year-round but near veraison, as the brix levels in wine grapes reach 15 degrees Brix, the grapes become attractive and susceptible to SWD. …

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Updates on Various Crops

Clint Thompson Berries, Disease, Peaches, Pests, South Carolina, Top Posts

Clemson Extension agents provided updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Zack Snipes reports, “It was a warm week with some sprinkled in showers along the coast. All crops are coming in right now with heavy watermelon volume. What’s left of the tomato crop is ripening fast. …