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A two-day workshop for ecologically-based pest management for sustainable and organic vegetable production will be held on June 21 & 22, 2011 in Charleston, SC at the USDA Vegetable Laboratory and Coastal Research and Education Center, 2700 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC.
LEXINGTON, Ky., (May 25, 2011) – Weeks of flooding in Western Kentucky have resulted in an extremely large number of mosquitoes in the area.
Crop farmers need to take precautions to reduce off-target drift when applying herbicides this spring, said Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson.
If you and your family headed to the beach, the woods, or the lake this summer, your medicine cabinet likely contains bug spray. And that bug spray likely contains DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) – a chemical used in most insect-repellents on the market today such as Off and Cutter’s Skinsations.
Kelly Oten was recently awarded the Southern Forest Insect Work Conference 2011 Roger F. Anderson Award for the outstanding graduate student in forest entomology. Kelly’s selection for this prestigious award was announced at the North American Forest Insect Work Conference held in Portland, Oregon.
By Sharon Dowdy
A tiny, smelly immigrant the size of a pea has University of Georgia scientists on edge. On one hand, it’s a godsend since the bug eats kudzu, Georgia’s most prolific weed. On the other hand, it’s bad news since its menu also includes soybeans and other legumes — plants Georgia farmers rely on for their livelihoods.
Auburn University researchers are using an ancient science to develop a practical tool that will help Alabama nursery and landscape professionals monitor and control damaging insect pests more efficiently and effectively. The valuable new resource: Alabama’s first-ever phenology calendar of landscape plants and pests.
Two Children’s Environmental Health Workshops will be held at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Weslaco during the fourth week of June, according to the event’s coordinator.
To recognize schools whose students achieve at high levels or who have shown significant improvements, the U.S. Department of Education has the Blue Ribbon Schools program.