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Once established, lionfish tend to stay close to home, study finds

Lionfish may quickly overcome native species in an area, but new research has found that they don’t wander very far. Findings from this research may aid efforts to control lionfish populations and estimate their movements.

To study lionfish movements, a group of researchers from North Carolina surgically inserted trackers into 25 lionfish and released them on two different dates, two months apart, at a hard bottom reef called “210 Rock” off of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The team set up nine receivers around the study site, seven of which remained active for the entirety of the study, which lasted from December 2008 until June 2009. A control transmitter helped the team test the transmission signals since it was attached to one of the receivers and would not move very far.

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Urban Wildlife Management conference slated for July 29 in Dallas

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas will host an Urban Wildlife Management conference July 29.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Building C of the center, located at 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. Lunch is included.

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EPA soliciting public comment about protection of monarchs

EPA is concerned about the dwindling population of monarch butterflies and has identified actions to protect the monarch and the milkweed plant, an important resource for the monarch butterfly. The document, EPA’s Risk Management Approach to Identifying Options for Protecting the Monarch Butterfly, outlines an approach for actions to protect the monarch butterfly. EPA is soliciting public comment on which potential action or a combination of actions would be most effective in reducing the impacts of herbicides on the monarch butterfly and its habitat. The agency is also requesting additional suggestions for protection measures for the monarch.

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LSU tests sorghum hybrids to fight sugarcane aphid

In Delta Farm Press

Entomologists believe some grain sorghum varieties are more tolerant of sugarcane aphids than others. But they’re not sure which ones are a fit for being designated as resistant or tolerant and which ones aren’t.

That’s why researchers at the LSU AgCenter are conducting trials with grain sorghum varieties that are believed to be resistant at the Northeast Research Station at St. Joseph and other locations, according to David Kerns, who is based at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro, La

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