August issue of School IPM 2015 available

The August School IPM 2015 eNewsletter features the following articles: Stinging Insects Are Getting Busy! ‘Tis the Season for Mice in Schools and Check Your Facts!

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Soybean sudden death syndrome worse than expected

In Southeast Farm Press

By Don Hershman, UK Extension Plant Pathologist

Soybean sudden death syndrome caused by the soil-borne, root-rotting fungus, Fusarium virguliforme, is evident in soybean fields across Kentucky. I have come to realize that the disease is causing more damage than I had initially thought. This is unusual.

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Heat treatments effective against citrus greening

Citrus greening is the most serious threat ever to the Florida citrus industry and is costing millions of dollars every year.

But researchers may have discovered a breakthrough that will help in the fight against greening, or Huanglongbing (HLB).

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Burrower bug is silent threat to peanuts

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

A silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.

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