Managing Insect PestOutbreaks

There are over one million known species of insects and most of them cause no harm to humans and the environment. Many insects are classified as important to our existence and provide environmental benefits such as pollination of plants and aeration of soils.However, some insects are classified as pests. There are insects of public health […]

How does flooding impact weed management?

The frequency of heavy precipitation in the US has increased over the past few years and is projected to continue increasing for the unforeseeable future. In fact, ‘torrential rain’, ‘downpour’, and‘flash flood’ are common terms used in weather alerts that help the public prepare for potential flooding. For farmers, the threat of flooding is unwelcome […]

How Does DroughtAffect Vegetation Management?

A drought is atemporary reduction in water or moisture below the expected or normal amounts for some time. A drought can be short, lasting a few weeks to one or two months, or long, lasting for years.The occurrence of drought has become common today as we witness incidences of severe weather events related to global […]

Adjuvants 101: Agricultural Surfactants Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Agricultural surfactants are chemical products that are commonly used today to improve performance, yet 70 years ago they were hardly mentioned. A surfactant, orSURFace ACTing AgeNT, is a type of adjuvant that is designed to improve the dispersing/emulsifying, absorbing, spreading, wetting, sticking, and penetrating properties of a pesticide spray mixture. An adjuvant is an ingredient […]