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On Dec 3, 2011 at 11am, come see Dr. Fred Hain discuss his research on the hemlock and balsam woolly adelgids.
As the weather grows colder, many insects will enter people’s homes in search of warmth and shelter. A new pest that could enter homes this winter is the kudzu bug, said Doug Johnson, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
From the Jacksonville Daily News:
With the number of deer in the Town of Emerald Isle continuing to rise, the town is planning to expand on its first effort to reduce the population.
The Virginia IPM Program is printing an updated edition of the Mid-Atlantic Guide to the Insect Pests and Beneficials of Corn, Soybean, and Small Grain. The new version includes some of the newest invasive pests, including the bean plataspid.
The booklet–small enough to fit in a shirt or back pocket–includes 40 full-color pages of photos and descriptions of pests, beneficial insects and identification keys for insects typically found in corn, soybean and small grain fields.
For copies, contact Ames Herbert at email@example.com. Up to 4 copies can be provided at no charge. For additional copies, please provide a FedEx number and a shipping address.
A UNC Asheville biologist has discovered that road salt can do more than damage the bottom of your car; it can actually be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
As schools tighten their budgets and adopt IPM practices, fewer are choosing to schedule monthly termite treatments. As this PCT Online article explains, pest management professionals still have plenty of options in terms of helping schools prevent termite infestations and treat existing infestations.
A citrus disease fairly new to Louisiana may cause problems for commercial growers, but not so much for backyard growers, according to LSU AgCenter experts.
Dr. Fred Hain, a retired NC State University entomology professor, has joined the long list of distinguished North Carolinians to receive the Order of the Longleaf Pine award.
From Delta Farm Press: Feral hogs can out-think a man, can spread deadly swine flu, can double in population every year, are so aggressive they will attack a child or a grown man, can climb trees, are impossible to kill, cause more than $52 million in agricultural damages each year in Texas alone, are mean-spirited and predatory and can not be eradicated.