Program Coordinator I with Texas A&M Forest Service

Program Coordinator I (Forest Pest Management Cooperative) with Texas A&M Forest Service, Lufkin, TX

The Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS, formerly Texas Forest Service) is seeking a professional forest entomologist or equivalent to serve as Program Coordinator I with the Forest Pest Management Cooperative (FPMC), headquartered in Lufkin, Texas. The FPMC, supported by dues-paying members and research grants, conducts applied research and technology transfer on major pests of southern forests and urban trees.

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Supervisory Research Forester for Forest Service in Tennessee

The Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit of the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station anticipates hiring a Supervisory Research Forester or Supervisory Research Mathematical Statistician in Knoxville, Tennessee. This position is targeted for the GS-13 or GS-14 grade level, with an approximate salary range of $82,642 to $126,949. Continue reading

Clovers may add nitrogen to soil

In Southeast Farm Press

One of the most common forage recommendations made across the Southeast is to plant clovers in grass pastures.

Gary Bates, director of the University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Center, says research at the UT Institute of Agriculture has shown that seeding red and white clover in tall fescue pastures and hayfields can reduce fertilizer needs.

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Honeybee diseases may strike year-round, research shows

From ARS News

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Maryland and their colleagues have found that two pathogens causing mysterious honey bee ailments are a problem not just in the spring, but they might pose a threat year-round. Ryan Schwarz and Jay Evans, entomologists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), have shown that two species of bacteria, Spiroplasma melliferum and S. apis, are more common than previously thought and infect honey bees in places as diverse as Brazil and Beltsville, Maryland.

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Dealing with nuisance birds around schools – webinar

Register Now for the Dealing with Nuisance Birds Around Schools Webinar

February 24, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

All over the nation, birds of all shapes and sizes attempt to make schools their favorite hangout. Their arrival can lead to sanitation issues, added facility deterioration, distracted students and health problems. They can cause headaches for everyone from teachers to facility managers. This presentation discusses the challenges that avian pests present and some tried-and-true ways to deter them from your school buildings and grounds.

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