Pest Control

Good and bad news on potato psyllid March 2017

Potato psyllids have been collected rarely since the 1930s, however, they are appearing more frequently as warmer weather allows populations to expand. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Pest monitoring network a good tool for Prairie farmers March 2017

The Prairie Pest Monitoring Network (PPMN) is now in its 20th year. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Canadian-made trap helps prevent wireworm February 2017

An Islander has heeded the call to mass manufacture a trap to fight P.E.I.'s wireworm pest. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Proposed pesticide ban surprises P.E.I. Potato Board November 2016

Health Canada's proposal to phase out a pesticide over three years will have a significant impact on Island farmers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Health Canada proposes imidacloprid phase-out November 2016

As part of the regular review process, Health Canada has completed its re-evaluation of imidacloprid, and has published its draft risk assessment for public comment. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Bayer launches non-fumigant nematicide November 2016

Bayer has launched Velum Prime nematicide, the first non-fumigant nematicide registered for potatoes in Canada. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Webinar: A new method for wireworm control April 2016

Learn more about Christine Noronha's wireworm trap in an exclusive webinar presentation. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The dark side of black cutworm April 2016

Just because black cutworms don’t overwinter in Canada doesn’t mean they aren’t a threat to potato crops. The insects spend their winters in the southern United States but travel north on low-level jet streams and, once they cross the border into Canada, they look for a tasty food source. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New control for Colorado potato beetle March 2016

New hope is on the horizon for potato growers engaged in the ongoing battle against Colorado potato beetle (CPB). Researchers are currently field-testing one of the most effective controls ever developed for the potato’s chief insect villain, and it is entirely chemical-free. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Re-evaluation of chlorothalonil fungicide (Bravo, Echo) February 2016

An update on the issue regarding the number of chlorothalonil applications per season. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Delegate registered for aerial application on potatoes February 2016

Potato growers across Canada have the option of applying Delegate insecticide by air for control of Colorado potato beetle and European corn borer. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New product registrations for 2016 November 2015

It is never too early to find out about the new crop-protection products. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

New approach to managing parasitic roundworms September 2015

Roundworms that feed on plants cause approximately $100 billion in annual global crop damage. But a new way of disrupting the motility and reproduction of these plant parasitic nematodes discovered by a University of New Hampshire (UNH) scientist may one day provide farmers with a new way to safely manage these agricultural pests. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

CPB is still a huge problem July 2015

Colorado potato beetle (CPB) has been a challenging pest for potato growers for more than a century. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

The buckwheat effect May 2015

Growing two years of buckwheat in a potato rotation is effective at managing wireworms, one of the toughest pest problems for potato growers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Empty seed and pesticide bag pilot program returns to Ontario April 2015

CleanFARMS will be operating an extended pilot project to collect and safely dispose of empty bags, at no cost to participating farmers. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Wireworms on the rise February 2015

Potato growers in Prince Edward Island are struggling with escalating wireworm populations. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Delegate receives MRL approval in Japan October 2014

Canadian potato producers can now apply Delegate Insecticide to control Colorado potato beetle and European corn borer on product that could be destined for Japan. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Ontario pesticide survey now online December 2013

Farm & Food Care Ontario is asking Ontario field crop, fruit, vegetable and specialty crop farmers to fill out a pesticide use survey. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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