All posts tagged "Agricultural pest insects"

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    San Mateo County Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation eradicated

    Half Moon Bay, California – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner’s office have eradicated a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation centered in and around the City of Half Moon Bay, ending a 56-square-mile quarantine that began...

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    Hortgro reacts to Oriental Fruit Fly interception in Grabouw area

    Over the past decade Hortgro has been pro-actively preparing for the possibility of the occurrence of Bactrocera dorsalis or Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in the Western Cape. Hortgro Science’s Crop Protection Programme has been conducting research since 2005 in an effort to prepare for such a possibility, said Hugh Campbell, Hortgro Science’s...

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    Bipartisan CITRUS Act to save threatened industry

    Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, announced Thursday that he has introduced the bipartisan CITRUS Act, a bill developed with grower input that will help expedite the delivery of the economic assistance needed in the short-term to save the U.S. domestic citrus industry. Joined by Rep. David Valadao, R-California, and Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas,...

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    Citrus greening is currently the most dangerous disease for citrus

    Huanglongbing (HLB) or “citrus greening” is currently the most devastating disease of citrus worldwide. The disease was first reported in 1919 in China, and again in Brazil in 2004 and discovered in Miami, FL in 2005. Since then, the disease has affected most of Florida’s citrus-producing areas leading to a remarkable 75...

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    Can Algae be the new weapon against Yellow Dragon huanglongbing (HLB)?

    Notimex reports that a group of researchers at the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences (CICIMAR) of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico are researching the applications of algae extracts to combat the “yellow dragon” disease that attacks citrus crops. Scientists conducted an analysis of algae extracts that have bioactive materials that can...

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    What can Australia do against huanglongbing?

    IT IS only a matter of time before huanglongbing, which is also known as citrus greening disease, makes its way to Australia. This was one of the key messages at the Citrus Tech Conference held in Mildura last week. HLB is a bacterial disease that was first found in southern California in...

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    Punjab Agricultural University develops eco-friendly fruit fly trap

    An eco-friendly fruit fly trap developed by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) are turning out to beneficial to...

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    Fighting to keep stink bugs out of New Zealand

    While the stink bug is ubiquitous in the Eastern Panhandle, the brown pest with its signature scent has not reached some foreign countries. That’s why two Ph.D. students from New Zealand are currently studying stink bug behavior at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville: to keep the bugs from reaching...

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    Rio Grande Valley citrus growers vote to control pests

    EDINBURG — Rio Grande Valley citrus growers will vote this month on whether to pool their resources to battle invasive pests and diseases. Brad Cowan, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Hidalgo County, said growers will vote on setting up a management zone, approving a maximum assessment rate and electing...

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    Marrone Bio Innovations gets approval for Bioinsecticides in Mexico

    DAVIS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a leading provider of effective and environmentally responsible pest...

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