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AgriLife Extension expert: Proactive lawn weed control best bet

By Dr. Paul Baumann and Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Proactive herbicide weed control for lawns is the key to remaining weed-free when the turf turns green in the spring, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said.

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6 Reasons to Sample for SCN this Fall

I took this article from Corn and Soybean Digest. Since soybean cyst nematode is prevalent in the South, I thought it would apply to a lot of our farmers. Ohio State University submitted the original article.

While it is still fresh in your mind, many of you probably noticed the great deal of variability this year in yields that occurred as you were driving the combine across the field. Part of the variability is due to the presence of soybean cyst nematode (SCN). Why is it important to know where it is and what the levels are? Here are a few reasons.

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New open access database on pest information

From IPMNet News

A massive, new crop pest information open access database recently made its debut on the web. Known as the Pest Information Wiki, this broad and deep data source presents material on a variety of topics related to pests (i.e., insects), diseases, and weeds, and was organized and crafted by the Germany-based International Society for Pest Information (ISPI).

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Stink bugs moving indoors

As the temperature drops, many insects will search for shelter for the winter months—many times in private residences. This year, people may notice a new insect coming indoors.

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American chestnut is back, say Western NC scientists

From the Asheville Citizen-Times

Today, they are practically extinct, these giant living things that once called the mountains of Western North Carolina home. But, thanks to a grand experiment that sounds almost like something out of a real-life version of “Jurassic Park,” a mighty species once thought to have vanished from the world is making a comeback.

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IPM Resources for Bed bugs

Having policies and protocols in place to prevent and eliminate bed bugs in educational facilities is key to protecting students and should be an integral part of your IPM (integrated pest management) program.

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Researchers fire two shots at soybean cyst nematode

From Southeast Farm Press

When it comes to soybean cyst nematode (SCN), which costs U.S. soybean farmers $1 billion annually in crop losses, farmers can never have enough potential solutions.

Twice recently, research funded by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff has yielded potential breakthroughs in fighting off this devastating disease.

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Scare away pests this Halloween

These tips for keeping pests away this fall have been adapted from tips for school IPM from Zach Bruns at the IPM Institute.

Why does splitworm damage begin at the bottom of tobacco plants?

By Hannah Burrack, North Carolina Extension Entomologist, in Southeast Farm Press

One of the first projects my lab tackled when I began working in North Carolina was attempting to understand the biology and behavior of tobacco splitworm.

Our goal was to use this information to develop more effective scouting and management strategies for this occasional, but potentially significant late season tobacco pest.

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55 Recordings from the International Organic Fruit Research Symposium are now available

eOrganic, eXtension.org’s Organic Agriculture community of practice, conducted live broadcasts from the the 2nd International Organic Fruit Research Symposium in Leavenworth, Washington on June 19 and 21, 2012. Fifty-five recorded presentations from the symposium on a wide range of organic fruit production and research topics are now available for viewing at http://www.extension.org/pages/64359. These presentations will be of interest to researchers, Extension professionals, growers, consultants, suppliers, and retailers who wish to learn the latest developments in the worldwide organic fruit supply chain.

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