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Contact: Lee Townsend, 859-257-7455
Flies are annual summer pests of cattle and other livestock. Controlling them could mean happier, healthier and heavier livestock, said Lee Townsend, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Able to quickly decimate wheat crops and send the world’s poor spiraling into famine, Ug99 is a major threat. A virulent strain of stem rust first discovered in Uganda in 1998, Ug99 has been in researchers’ crosshairs for a decade.
In 2008, Keller Independent School District (KISD) discontinued their contract with pest management services and transitioned to an in-house IPM program. Three years later, the district leads an effective IPM program that prides itself on preventative action, educating school leaders and implementing healthier, low-risk solutions.
Farmers, Extension agents, gardeners and agricultural professionals are invited to a workshop on plant disease management for sustainable and organic vegetable production at Bush River Farm and Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, July 28, 2011, 9:00 AM till approximately 4:00 PM.
By TERRI ADAMS The Prairie Star
Producers who don’t like seeing weeds on their land will enjoy seeing the Missouri River Watershed Coalition-Early Detection & Distribution System Mapping (MRWC-EDDMapS) website.
The website is not the normal weedy website.
Want to get “USDA Organic” certification for your locally made food products or your farm? Our upcoming workshop will provide information on doing just that. The workshop is June 30, from 6-8 PM at the Small Business Center, AB Tech/Enka Campus (1465 Sand Hill Rd., Candler).
The Workshop on Organic Certification for Farmers and Food Processors will take participants through the requirements of all facets of organic certification, so anyone from a vegetable grower to an egg producer to a salsa maker can get the information they need to become certified organic.
Presenter is Brad Stancil, from Clemson University’s Dept. of Plant Industry, a USDA-approved Accredited Certifying Agent. The department is approved to certify organic operations in the three major categories of certification: crops, livestock and processing. Cost of the workshop is $10. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Register online HERE .
For more information, contact Mary Lou Surgi <mailto:email@example.com> at or (828) 348-0128.
Every spring, Billy Allen expects a Progress Energy work crew to come bushwhack vegetation in the right of way of power lines that pass through his 57-acre farm in the Chinqaupin area of Duplin County.
But this year, instead of cutting the brush back, the crew doused the area with herbicides. It has been about three weeks since they sprayed, and the stretch of land looks like late fall as much of the brush has turned brown.
From Delta Farm Press:
Seeding rates and insects are two issues sorghum growers should watch closely if flooding or other storm damage has forced them into June plantings, said Jason Kelley, Extension wheat and feed grain specialist for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.