StopPests needs new Project Coordinator

Want to work for Cornell University, improve the pest management practices in affordable housing, and promote IPM? The Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University is hiring a Project Coordinator for the StopPests in Housing Program (www.stoppests.org). The mission of StopPests is to eliminate high-level infestations of public health pests from affordable housing. Full position description and application details: http://ow.ly/AzqSz

Brown marmorated stink bug found at damaging levels in Cleveland County N.C.

In Southeast Farm Press

by Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

For those accustomed to the rapid spread of kudzu bugs, the brown marmorated stink bug seems like a slowpoke.  This is an insect we’ve been talking and warning about for years.  Unfortunately it’s decided to make its debut in Cleveland County.

Here are some initial observations about it, predictions, and what should be done.

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Vasicular stomatitis spreading rapidly

From Southwest Farm Press

Animal health officials in Texas and Colorado are hoping for a short summer and an early autumn, the only apparent hope to slow the spread of a nagging Vesicular stomatitis (VS) outbreak that has spread wildly in Colorado and Texas in recent weeks.

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