2014 RESULTS OF INSECTICIDE AND ACARICIDE STUDIES IN EASTERN NEW YORK
Hudson Valley Laboratory, Highland, NY
Insecticide screening is a critical component of pest management research. Results from these screens provide information to producers on how effective specific management programs work on key insect pests. It also provides options for timing and rates of newly developed insecticide modes of action on these insects, while demonstrating the negative impact these programs may have on important biological control agents such as predatory arthropods and a phytophagous mite response to both old and new formulations in these comparative studies.
These studies also include organic treatments in comparative trials with conventional NYS labeled and new compounds on pear and apple. However, studies on the effectiveness of organic treatments in designated organic blocks are not included in these reports. When these reports are published, they will be located in the organic section of the site.
The following companies contributed greatly in providing support for these trials; in providing materials used in both research trials and in the maintenance of our orchards as well as grant funding for studies included in this report. Bayer CropScience, Dow AgroSciences, E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Nichino America Inc. United Phosphorus Inc, Syngenta. Additional support for both research and operations was received from The New York State Apple Research and Development Program (ARDP). New York State Ag. & Markets and Federal HATCH Program.
Support Technician Tim Lampasona
Seasonal Support Technician Hank Grimsland
Summer Research Assistant (volunteer) Zachary Coto
Summer Research Assistant (volunteer) Kellyn Will
Summer Research Assistant Michelle Robinson
Summer Research Assistant Derek Swehla
Summer Research Assistant Dina Truncali
Summer Research Intern (CCE SWD Intern) Pawan Angara