Island applesnails expand range in Louisiana

From Delta Farm Press:

The first island applesnail discovered in the wilds of Louisiana was found in a drainage ditch near Gretna. The initial 2006 find of the invasive, voracious, fist-sized snail has since led to expanding populations and worries about Louisiana’s environment and rice crop.

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2013 Open Forum Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture

Saturday, January 26, 2013,
9:30 – 12:30 PM,
The Lake House at Sandhill REC,
900 Clemson Rd.,
Columbia, SC

You’re invited to the annual Open Forum on Sustainable Agriculture to discuss critical issues, challenges and needs related to Sustainable Agriculture development in South Carolina. The meeting is open to all South Carolina farmers, educators, policy makers, state and federal government and non-governmental agricultural agency personnel, and other South Carolina citizens with an interest in sustainable agriculture. Input from this public meeting will be evaluated and used to prioritize critical needs and to formulate plans for statewide sustainable agriculture training programs in 2013.
The Open Forum meeting will be held on the 26th of January, 2013 at the Sandhill Research and Education Center Lake House in Columbia, SC.  It will begin at 9:30AM and last till about 12:30PM.

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