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N.C. State University’s Organic Grain Project will lead a tour of Hickory Meadows Organics in Whitakers, an organic field crop farm, on July 19 beginning at 5 p.m. This organic farm has approximately 400 certified organic acreage, as well as conventional acreage.
by Tracey Peake, NCSU Abstract
We’ve all heard the stories – Mild winter! Longer tick season! Disease! Pestilence! Hide your pets and children! But it’s summer, and at some point you’re most likely going to be out and about amongst the blood-sucking vermin. And even when you take the recommended precautions – protective clothing, insect repellents, flea and tick treatments for pets – you may still come into contact with a tick. So what’s an outdoor loving person – or a person with outdoor-loving pets – to do?
Join eOrganic for selected live broadcasts from the the 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium in Leavenworth, Washington on June 19 and 21, 2012. This symposium will be of interest to researchers, Extension professionals, growers, consultants, suppliers, and retailers who wish to share the latest developments in the worldwide organic fruit supply chain. There are four webinars included in the symposium.
To register for the symposiums, go to http://www.extension.org/pages/64359/2nd-international-organic-fruit-research-symposium.
From the newsletter of Molly Keck, IPM Specialist in Texas
Every spring, honey bees collect nectar and pollen, the queen lays many more eggs, and they work hard making honey and more bees. This spring, we had great rains, and it was a wonderful nectar producing year for bees. This allowed them to collect more food to feed more baby bees, and their populations were built up.
The First International CSPP/IAPPS Symposium on New Management Strategies for Insects and Diseases of Rice will be held on Oct. 25-26 in Beijing, China.
By: Jodi Schmitz, Project Assistant, IPM Institute of North America
Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer? Want to teach them about pests, pesticides and IPM? Let them become the Pest Private Eye, a detective who helps schools solve their pest problems! The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Pest Private Eye and the Case of IPM in Schools (Pest PI) is a free educational video game that teaches kids about pests and IPM.
Travis County, Texas, recently had a death due to typhus, last year typhus showed up in the Lower Valley area. Typhus is one of those “diseases” that has not been prevalent for many years, but like everything else it is making a comeback.
Of all the creepy-crawlies Texans live among, ticks are the worst when it comes to the health issues of man and beast, said Dr. Pete Teel, Texas AgriLife Research entomologist at College Station.