Transportation can often be a hindrance to education for adults. Residents in remote towns beyond city bus lines can’t travel when the car breaks down. High gas prices mean that car trips must be planned and limited to necessary errands. So when the University Extension Service offers a workshop on IPM, farmers must decide whether the trip to the workshop location is worth the extra money for gas. To relieve Tennessee soybean farmers of that decision, Extension specialists in the University of Tennessee IPM program bring the training to the farmer.
North Carolina farmer Frank Baumgartner is at war. Week after week, his crops are ravaged by a pest that has no corresponding pesticide and is difficult to impossible to repel from the fields. The pest he battles is not an insect, not a weed, and not a disease; it’s a wild pig.
As people resort to using so-called “bug bombs” or foggers to kill fleas or bed bugs, not all of them follow the necessary precautions before, during and after setting them off. The Environmental Protection Agency has a web page with a list of safety precautions for fogger use. The information in this post was taken from that page.