Expanding Spider Mite Controls for Specialty Crops

IR-4 Project trial studies show cyflumetofen is an effective spider mite control on a variety of specialty crops. By David Kuack Spider mites can be a major pest on specialty crops including tomatoes, cucurbits, and strawberries. They can be a particularly difficult pest to control in southern states that produce food crops year-round. “Mites on […]

Leveling the playing field for grape growers

U.S. grape growers gain the use of permethrin insecticide through IR-4-sponsored residual trials. Author – David Kuack The United States is the world’s third largest producer of grapes behind China and Italy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that utilized grape production totaled 6.8 million tons in 2019. Grapes were produced on an estimated 935,000 […]

Diamondback Moth: The Bane of Brassica Crop Growers

Trying to control the diamondback moth on brassica crops can be a major challenge, especially in those areas where crops are produced year-round. Author – David Kuack Diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.) is considered to be the most damaging pest of brassica crops worldwide. Growers of brassica crops, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussel sprouts […]