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Call for Symposia and Preliminary Call for Papers and Posters for the 2012 Joint Meeting of the Southwestern and Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America
(4-7 March 2012; Little Rock, Arkansas: Call for Symposia and Symposium Participation: We are requesting proposals for symposia for the upcoming joint meeting of the Southwestern and Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America. The proposals should include a title and brief summary (theme, justification, overall length, and anticipated attendance), organizer names and contact information, expected presentation titles with their authors’ names and contact information, and the duration of individual presentations. All proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and the selected symposia will be announced prior to the general call for papers and posters in late October. The Program Committee is also soliciting organizers and contributors for several standing symposia that are scheduled to be offered at the 2012 meeting: (1) Turf and Ornamentals; (2) Armyworms; (3) Vegetables.
Land-grant universities historically provide research-proven production data for crops, often delivered by Extension specialists and county agents, but frequently by industry representatives.
The 33% discount for all IPM3 courses offered fall 2011 has been extended. The Fall Session runs from 3 October – 14 November 2011 (except for the IPM for Facility Managers course which runs through December 19). Visit http://www.umn.edu/ipm3 to register for any of the following courses at the discounted rate:
IPM Core Concepts Module: Discounted rate $250 (regularly $375)
Pest Biology – Weeds: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
Pest Biology – Plant Diseases: Discounted rate $100 (regularly $150)
Invasive Species Specialty Module: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
Imported Fire Ant IPM: Discounted rate $168 (regularly $250)
IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors: Discounted rate $250 (regularly $375)
IPM3 is also pleased to announce that we now have a Spanish version of the Core Concepts Module. Specific dates for the course will be forthcoming. Let me know if this is of interest to you or your colleagues.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and, as always we appreciate your help in passing this information along to your colleagues.
As part of Pollution Prevention week, the Environmental Protection Agency has launched a new tool, the Greener Products website, to help consumers learn about products that are better for their health and our environment. The Greener Products site will enable people to search for everyday items such as home appliances, electronics and cleaning products recognized by programs like WaterSense, EnergyStar and Design for the Environment. It is another resource for consumers to find choices that will protect their health and the environment – while also saving money. To find greener product choices, go to http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/.
University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible for them to listen in as insects gnaw on grapevine roots, making it much easier for vineyard owners to know where to focus their efforts against the pest called the grape root borer.
The Mexican rice borer continues to expand its territory in Louisiana after migrating from Texas.
Agriculture research and education were not spared when the House Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee passed a FY2012 budget plan May 23. Tasked with drastically cutting programs under its purview, the subcommittee came up with $17.2 billion in proposed spending for fiscal year 2012.
Scientists have found that hiding a toxin within yeast and cellulose powder bait holds promise in destroying termite colonies.
Louisiana’s sub-tropical climate can present numerous challenges to agricultural producers. Numerous insects thrive in this environment and can prove difficult and costly to manage.
Fusarium head blight, also known as head scab, is not an annual problem in wheat, but it is an annual concern of wheat producers. When a significant amount of head blight is widespread throughout an area, it can cause substantial crop losses and loss of income for producers.