Grain sorghum growers must watch for sugarcane aphid

In Delta Farm Press

It sounds like the plot of a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie: Creatures that don’t need males to procreate. Females birth hundreds of live babies every 5 to 7 days, all of which are exact DNA clones.

Some of those can then mutate, or select for resistance to chemical weapons that control them, and their progeny will be resistant duplicates.

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USDA Announces More Than $160 Million Available in Funding for Food and Agriculture Research, Education, and Extension

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $160 million in funding for research, education, and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture production. NIFA will fund the awards through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

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NC State doctoral student wins Friends of Southern IPM Award for work on urban heat islands

A doctoral student at NC State University will receive a regional award in November for his work on urban tree integrated pest management.

NCSU Ph.D. student, Adam Dale, was one of several graduate students nominated to receive a Friends of Southern IPM Graduate Student award. The Southern IPM Center, which sponsors the award, gives one Masters award and one Ph.D. award based on the decision of an outside panel.

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