International approval of mandipropamid MRLs on citrus is currently being evaluated by Codex.
Producers of greenhouse-grown vegetables and herbs have a new tool in the fight against thrips, mites and other insects thanks to efforts of the IR-4 Project.
Since its first known discovery in Kenya in the mid-nineteenth century, coffee rust has been spreading around the world. Thanks to the IR-4 Project, coffee growers in Hawai’i have a new tool in the battle against this invasive pest.
IR-4 Project trial studies show cyflumetofen is an effective spider mite control on a variety of specialty crops. 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 strawberries are especially […]
U.S. grape growers gain the use of permethrin insecticide through IR-4-sponsored residual trials. 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 acres with an average […]
Trying to control the diamondback moth on brassica crops can be a major challenge, especially in those areas where crops are produced year-round. 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 and collards, are very […]
In the ongoing fight against Phytophthora spp., citrus growers have a new integrated pest management option. Fluopicolide is a welcome tool for growers that struggle to keep groves free of the bacterial and fungal pathogens that result in root damage, yield reductions and potential crop loss. This description is apt for many. In Florida alone, […]
With a limited number of miticides registered for use on peanuts, the best method to control spider mites is to minimize infestations. In these uncertain times, people look to comfort foods for something that tastes good and makes them feel good. One of these foods is peanut butter, which the HuffPost listed as one of […]
Registration of acequinocyl gives blueberry growers a fast-acting miticide with a different mode of action making it a good rotation tool for resistance management. The United States is the world’s largest commercial producer of blueberries. Blueberries are commercially produced in 38 states with 10 states accounting for more than 98 percent of the U.S. production. […]