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2010-07-16 13:49:14

Biological control of a South American insect invader expected to protect the incomes of millions of cassava farmers across Southeast Asia In the start of a carefully crafted emergency campaign to thwart a pest outbreak that is wreaking havoc on Thailand's vital cassava production, agricultural researchers will release a quarter of a million parasitic wasps in the northeastern part of the country. Thailand's cassava industry alone accounts for more than 60 percent of global exports of this...

2010-06-09 12:30:00

Applications will be accepted through June 23 DAVIS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering voluntary, environmentally-friendly control options to California farmers near confirmed trappings of the foreign pest, European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). So far EGVM has been found in Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. One million dollars has been set aside by NRCS to assist grape...

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2010-04-29 08:19:06

A weed calculator developed by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist tells ranchers the number of additional cows they could raise if they eliminated one or two widespread exotic invasive weeds. Rangeland ecologist Matt Rinella at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Mont., created a computer model that predicts weed impacts on forage production. Data for developing the model came from 30 weed researchers working throughout the western United...

2010-03-22 07:30:00

Department of Pesticide Regulation Awards IPM Innovator, Second Time for CCVT SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainability In Practice certification program of the Central Coast Vineyard Team has been awarded an IPM Innovators award by the state of California Department of Pesticide Regulation, the second time the Central Coast Vineyard Team has been honored by California DPR. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100322/DC73940) The annual awards...

2010-03-16 07:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) is being recognized by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) for developing effective and environmentally responsible pest management products that enhance the value of integrated pest management (IPM) programs across a wide variety of crops and pests. An awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 18, at Cal EPA Headquarters in Sacramento. "Your organization has developed methods for pest...

2009-11-18 03:53:00

LONDON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The biopesticides market in Western Europe and North America is growing strongly. The increasing demand for chemical-free crops, paralleled by the expansion of land for organic farming, has led to augmented usage of biopesticides. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com) North American & Western European Biopesticides Market, finds that the market earned revenues...

2009-09-04 10:31:51

An Ohio State University program is teaching tomato farmers in Uganda how to cut their pesticide use in half while improving production, officials said. Farmers in the Integrated Pest Management program get 2.5 times more money for their produce using traditional farming practices taught in the program, Ugandan farmer Matthew Ssekabembe said. The four-year program, also in use in Kenya and Tanzania, was funded by $800,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development. Farmers in the...

2009-08-13 11:04:27

 Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that the circadian rhythms or biological "clocks" in some insects can make them far more susceptible to pesticides at some times of the day instead of others.With further research, the scientists said, it may be possible to tap into this genetic characteristic, identify the times that a target insect is most vulnerable to a specific pesticide, and use that information to increase the effectiveness, reduce costs and decrease the...

2009-06-22 11:18:00

Industry leader answers market demand with follow-up to Terminix SafeShield(TM) introduction. MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix(R) announced today it has officially launched its eco-friendly service for commercial customers, a pest management system designed to nurture a more sustainable environment. The Terminix(R) Commercial EcoControl(SM), program introduces solutions to protect businesses from pests that allow these partners to be more environmentally responsible. (Logo:...

2009-06-02 12:00:00

NightWatch Bedbug Monitor for pest control operators helps control bed bug outbreak worldwide PUTNAM, Conn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSensory, Inc., manufacturer of environmentally-sensitive pest management products to monitor bed bugs and control mosquitoes and biting insects, announces the release of its NightWatch(TM) Bedbug Monitor -- an innovative new product for pest control operators to use to detect bed bug infestations at the earliest stages. BioSensory developed the NightWatch...