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Join us August 26th – 29th, 2012 at the Sheraton downtown in beautiful and scenic Seattle, Washington for the 56th annual meeting of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials. This year’s conference promises attendees a valuable opportunity to hear presentations and sessions on some of today’s most timely and important structural and urban pesticide issues affecting regulators.
Find information on how to identify potentially harmful environmental contaminants in child care settings and steps you can take to reduce or eliminate those hazards.
The contest, sponsored by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is a great way to raise awareness about prevention of mosquito and tick borne diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease.
An article about bed bugs written by a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture was featured in the February issue of Scientific American, a leading magazine for science and technology information and policy.
The development of herbicide resistance in pigweed has created many problems, but none more severe than in the area of economics. Andrew Wargo oversees 15,000 acres of land in southeast Arkansas, working with the operation’s tenants, a 30,000-bale cotton gin and other business activities. Wargo discussed what herbicide resistance has meant for Arkansas producers during a panel that also included the University of Tennessee’s Larry Steckel and the University of Illinois’ Aaron Hager. The panel was part of the 2012 Ag Issues Forum sponsored by Bayer CropScience at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn.
For more than half a century, producers in northeast Mississippi have met annually with Extension and research leaders to discuss ways to improve production and efficiency in the region.
The Florida School IPM Program has some tips on how to deal with pesticide drift incidents from nearby agricultural practices. These tips can also apply to any situation where pesticide drift is a concern.
Caribbean crazy ants, tick-borne diseases and organic farming are on the agenda for the 2012 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern and Southwestern branches of the Entomological Society of America on March 4 through 7 in Little Rock, Ark.