Multi-state and institution research efforts funded by the USDA grant hope to uncover multiple ways to prevent the Asian citrus psyllid - less than one-tenth-inch long in size – from transferring bacteria from an infected tree to a non-infected tree....More
University of Arizona research has shown that a foliar insecticide treatment should be applied when a threshold of two adult whiteflies per leaf is exceeded to prevent melon yield and quality losses....More
California agriculture is facing the loss of the fumigant methyl bromide. Solutions: Short term, anaerobic soil disinfestation looks promising. Steam injection as well as solarization also works well. Long term, breeding for resistance to soilborne pests offers the ultimate solution....More
EPA's new pesticide approach may maximize the opportunity to effect changes that provide protections for species and their designated critical habitat, lessen the impacts on agriculture, and narrow the scope of federal action....More
Lee Tecklenburg’s Lodi, Calif., family farm dates back to 1869. He says he “started” farming at age 11. His brothers Jon and Lee still farm wine grapes and cherries. Like most farm boys, plenty of time was spent in the farm shop. He has used that experience to build a nifty Mustang convertible as a father-son project with his son Alex.