Conference on how to protect pollinators on managed lands

Experts from the US, Canada and United Kingdom are presenting at a conference on how to protect pollinators in managed landscapes, yards and gardens this fall. Join Michigan State University and North Carolina State University for ‘Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes’ conference near Hendersonville, North Carolina, on October 12-14, 2015.

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Rio Grande Valley grain sorghum growers escape sugarcane aphid damage

Nature and science teamed up this year to minimize insect damage on grain sorghum now being harvested in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, according to an expert with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Dr. Raul Villanueva, an entomologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, said predicted high populations of the sugarcane aphid in sorghum just didn’t materialize this year.

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