Friends of IPM winner Molly Stedfast co-hosts webinar on bed bugs

The original post is at StopPests.com.

If you’ve ever dealt with an infestation of bed bugs, you already know they are rather challenging pests. They can be expensive and difficult to control in multifamily housing. Just when you think a treatment was successful, they start to come back! Bed bugs do not transmit disease, but they do present some unique challenges. The strain on the pocket books and mental well-being of those living with bed bugs makes them a big concern for those who work and live in affordable housing. One of our goals at StopPests is to help you manage bed bugs property-wide. That includes preventing infestations where you can and responding to those that arise with researched, effective control methods. On September 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, StopPests will be hosting a free webinar on in-house bed bug prevention and management. Dr. Dini Miller and her student Molly Stedfast will present and answer questions about their research and experience managing bed bugs in public housing. For more details and to register click here: http://www.stoppests.org/vtechbedbug

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CABI publishing new book on sustainable urban insect pest management

CABI is in the process of publishing a new book on urban insect pest management:

Urban Insect Pest : Sustainable Management Strategies (http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781780642758 ) By Partho Dhang

CABI is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Through knowledge sharing and science, CABI helps address issues of global concern, such as safeguarding the environment and improving global food security. For more information, go to www.cabi.org.

Worms and stinkbugs causing problems in NC this year

In Southeast Farm Press

by John Hart

North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig says this year is shaping up to be one of the worst years ever for plant bugs in the state with heavier infestations of stink bugs, tobacco budworms and corn earworms being found in more fields.

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Soybean leaf yellowing and curling widespread across Southeast

In Southeast Farm Press

By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Extension Entomologist

Reports have been pouring in on a mysterious symptom seen across fields in North Carolina.  Oddly, these symptoms are widespread across the Southeast (including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia), are only present in certain varieties, affect nearly every plant in the field, and are field-specific (one field will be completely affected, while a neighboring field of a different variety will be spared).

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