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Texas Entomologists Win Regional Award for Successful Biocontrol of Invasive Saltcedar

The invasive saltcedar now has a formidable foe, thanks to a team of Texas A&M AgriLife Entomlogists and efforts by over a dozen stakeholders and agencies. Once a giant that lapped up riparian water resources and caused flooding by altering stream flow, saltcedars are now losing ground to three species of leaf beetles that are literally eating them to death. Behind the success of this pest management effort is a regional collaboration of federal, state and private agencies led by the Saltcedar Biological Control Team consisting of Dr. Allen Knutson and Dr. Mark Muegge, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Dr. Jerry Michels and Erin Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Research. In February, these four entomologists received the Friends of Southern IPM Pulling Together award at the meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomology Society of America.

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Virginia Tech masters student wins regional award for inventive bed bug remediation

Not every Masters student knows what it’s like to live with a bed bug infestation, but Virginia Tech masters student Molly Stedfast has worked with people who do. Since starting her masters project with Dr. Dini Miller in the fall of 2010, Molly has developed a bed bug integrated pest management plan and training for both residents and staff of public housing apartments. At the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America meeting on March 17, Molly received a regional award for her work.

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UK Wheat Field Day to provide timely crop information

The harsh, prolonged winter of 2014 delayed the wheat crop and presented unique challenges for wheat producers. Specialists with the University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will discuss how to navigate these challenges and other timely topics during the UK Wheat Field Day.

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UK fumigation workshop to cover grain storage issues

In recent years, Kentucky grain farmers have increased their on-farm grain storage capacity. However, grain in storage bins has its own unique set of disease and insect problems that are very different from crops in the field. To help producers operate their storage structures more effectively, the University of Kentucky grain science working group will host a fumigation workshop Tuesday, May 13 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

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Check out EPA’s new expanded information online about bed bugs

As a part of EPA’s effort to build a more user-friendly website, we have expanded and redesigned our popular online information about bed bugs to make it more accessible and easy for visitors to find the information they need.

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Oklahoma researcher has built a better hog trap

In Southwest Farm Press

Build a better hog trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

Well, maybe not the world, but certainly a lot of farmers, ranchers, land owners and property managers who deal with this increasingly damaging pest will be interested in anything that helps reduce wild hog damage.

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North Carolina farmer is having cover crop success

From Southeast Farm Press

A strategy of combining several different species in the cover crop in his no-till corn and soybean program is allowing Russell Hedrick of Hickory, N.C., to maximize the benefit he gets from the cover crop.

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