Maize growers in Solan district are facing 15 to 20 per cent loss of crop due to pest fall armyworm infestation in various parts of the district. Maize is grown over 23,600 hectares in various parts of Solan and around 8,967 hectares have registered 15 to 20 per cent infestation in areas such as Kunihar, Ramshehar, Nalagarh, Barotiwala, Saiyri, and Mashibar.
The Texas Citrus Pest and Disease Management Corporation (TCPDMC) and Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center (TAMUK) was awarded $4,061,941 in funding from the Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group (HLB MAC). This CRaFT project is designed to enhance the sustainability of citrus production via multi-pronged grove management strategies in Texas.
Adult female Liriomyza tend to migrate to the top of the crop canopy where they feed on the upper leaf surface causing numerous small bleached spots. When the population is large, this type of damage alone can destroy the leaves. Female Tuta also tend to migrate to the top of the crop canopy to lay eggs but do not cause direct damage themselves.
Several testimonies collected “in the field” attest to the effectiveness of PROTECTA® and FRUCTUS® for the safety of the most delicate crops. Spring rains have a decisive influence on fruit quality, especially for the delicate cherry crops. The rain can indeed interrupt the flowering process and reduce quality.
Bioplanet has introduced to the market a new parasitoid insect that is the natural enemy of bugs - Trissolcus basalis. Over the past few years, talks have focused almost exclusively on the brown marmorated stink but and, in 2021 as well, Bioplanet has produced and released Anastatus bifasciatus on a large scale.
FAO said in the latest desert locust situation update that control operations continue in southwest Iran against hopper groups. It added that small scale breeding is likely to commence with the onset of the monsoon in July. In view of the movement of locusts in southwest Iran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has said that a few small groups of immature adult locusts could form and move east to the Indo-Pakistan border.
Australia's grain growers have planted the largest area of winter crop on record, but the threat of the mouse plague hangs heavily over New South Wales. The latest outlook from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Research and Resource Economics Sciences (ABARES) shows more than 23 million hectares has been sown — two per cent more than last year.
A massive invasion of crickets is wreaking havoc on parts of Idaho. They're called Mormon Crickets because they have been decimating the crops of Mormon settlers since 1847. This year, the swarms that hatched in the town of Silver City are worse than ever. "There are just billions of them, I don't mean just a few, I mean billions and billions looks like the whole road surface is moving," Clarence Orton, President of the Silver City Property Owners said.
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