Northeastern IPM Center news: eggplant pests and stink bugs

The Northeastern IPM Center has two new stories on their website:

Serving Up a Bitter End for Eggplant Pests
When researchers plant eggplant into crimson clover, they dish up trouble over and over for two unwanted beetles.
http://bit.ly/P7IibT

Scientists Draw Maps to Stop Stink Bug Pirates
An integrated pest management program running since the 1980s has led to fresh insights about a new invader. Scientists are deploying maps to aid the fight.
http://bit.ly/OFnKWA

Livestock producers should be aware of aflatoxin in corn grain, silage

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 16, 2012) – Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livestock.

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