Regular testing of produce sold in California shows that nearly all of our fruits and vegetables are free from toxic levels of pesticide residue and points to the value of testing protocols employed by the Department of Pesticide Regulation
Two major pests today in California alfalfa are weevils – the alfalfa weevil and the Egyptian alfalfa weevil Alfalfa weevils defoliate the alfalfa plant and in the worst case scenario can consume all of the plant’s green tissue.
The sugarcane aphid can be identified by its pale yellow color. Other identifying marks that can be seen with a magnifying glass include black cornicles, or tailpipes at the back end of the insect, and black tips on their feet and antennae...
The state of Arizona has received a Section 18 emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the use of Transform WG insecticide (Dow AgroSciences) to combat sugarcane aphid in Arizona sorghum.