Science Magazine has special issue on pest control

This month’s issue of Science Magazine is featuring a special issue on pesticides and pest control called “Smarter Pest Control.” Below is a list of features in the issue:

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  • The Pesticide Paradox
  •  Infographic: Pesticide Planet 
  •  A Lethal Dose of RNA 
  •  The War Against Weeds Down Under
  •  Vietnam Turns Back a ‘Tsunami of Pesticides’
  •  In Rural Asia, Locking Up Poisons to Prevent Suicides
  •  Growing Up With Pesticides
  •  Current Challenges and Trends in the Discovery of Agrochemicals
  •  Pivoting the Plant Immune System from Dissection to Deployment
  •  Evaluating Pesticide Degradation in the Environment: Blind Spots and Emerging Opportunities
  •  Wildlife Ecotoxicology of Pesticides: Can We Track Effects to the Population Level and Beyond?
  •  EDITORIAL: The Road to Pollinator Health
  • Policy Forum Global Food Supply Reevaluate Pesticides for Food Security and Safety
  • Perspective Epidemiology Paths from Pesticides to Parkinson’s
  • Identification of Wheat Gene Sr35 That Confers Resistance to Ug99 Stem Rust Race Group
  • The Gene Sr33, an Ortholog of Barley Mla Genes, Encodes Resistance to Wheat Stem Rust Race Ug99

Organic broccoli field day in western North Carolina

Are you interested in growing organic broccoli? Designed for the commercial grower, this workshop will also be of interest to the serious home gardener. We will start the morning with an organic broccoli taste test followed by presentations on the results from our participatory organic broccoli project, a grower’s perspective on growing organic broccoli, and the organic broccoli market situation.

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Graduate student’s discovery can enable tick population management

From NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News

Doctoral student Ann Carr is hard at work developing ways to attract ticks so that the general population can avoid them.

Under the direction of Department of Entomology professors Dr. Charles Apperson, Dr. Michael Roe and Dr. Coby Schal, Carr recently discovered that two chemicals – acetone and ammonium hydroxide – attract high numbers of the tick species Amblyomma americanum.

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