News from ISCA on Integrated Pest Management

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March 23, 2021

Feromonas sexuales de insectos protegen la industria vitivinícola argentina

Si bien el vino puede ser la bebida del romance, los funcionarios agrícolas argentinos han encontrado una manera ingeniosa de proteger a la quinta nación productora de vino más grande del mundo de una especie de insecto altamente dañina al evitar que los insectos, poniéndolo en términos simples, hagan el amo. La estrategia de control […]

March 19, 2021

Sustainable insect sex pheromone formulation applied by air protects Argentina’s wine industry

    While wine may be the beverage of romance, Argentinian agricultural officials have found an ingenious way to protect the world’s fifth largest wine-producing nation from a highly damaging insect species by preventing the bugs from, well, making love. The control strategy is called “mating disruption,” and it does not require a drop of […]

March 3, 2021

A fatal attraction controls the devastating invasive fall armyworm

A recent scientific study found that a proprietary blend of naturally occurring moth attractants, now marketed in Brazil under the brand name Noctovi, is effective for controlling one of the world’s most damaging insect pests, the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Entomologists from the federal University of Grande Dourados in Brazil found that Noctovi mixed with tiny […]

January 14, 2021

Transgenic plant grows insect sex pheromones needed for green pest control in agriculture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The camelina plant,  a source of cooking oil for centuries, is on its way toward revolutionizing pest control in agriculture. Scientists at ISCA, Inc., a green agtech company based in Riverside, Calif., and their collaborators in Sweden and Nebraska have successfully “grown” insect sex pheromone precursors in genetically modified strains of camelina […]