PESTS

Sweet orange scab found in additional California citrus groves

12/25/2013 1:41:27 PM

California Department of Food and Agriculture surveyors have detected citrus scab in two additional locations... Read more.


Raisin moth on the rise in California raisin vineyards

12/20/2013 1:56:52 PM

Raisin moths, a rather nondescript gray-brown moth that feeds on grapes, has been on the rise in organically... Read more.


New seedborne virus confirmed in Northern California melon fields

12/19/2013 11:52:43 AM

For the first time in the United States, cucumber green mottle mosaic virus was confirmed from a sample... Read more.



Avocado pest, disease continue to spread in Southern California

12/06/2013 12:48:41 PM

An avocado-killing fungus and the beetle that carries it continue to spread in Southern California,... Read more.


'Scary dancers' may help control birds in fruit crops

12/05/2013 4:32:52 PM

Those large, inflatable dancing creatures commonly seen at car dealerships may have a place in agriculture... Read more.


Texas researcher seeks alternate potato zebra chip controls

12/05/2013 5:40:00 AM

Rather than hitting potato psyllids with a barrage of insecticides, one Texas AgriLife Extension plant... Read more.


Scientists complete genetic fingerprint of pest

12/04/2013 5:54:24 PM

A group of scientists has published the genome and accompanying sequence data for the spotted wing... Read more.



UPDATED: Citrus disease find in California a mystery

12/02/2013 10:58:09 PM

(UPDATED COVERAGE Dec. 5) Detections of sweet orange scab that began in California’s Imperial County... Read more.


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