PPO-resistant pigweed, ragweed will be a major concern in 2016

In Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina State University Extension Weed Specialist Wes Everman has continually issued warning bells that resistance to PPO inhibitors is a real concern for North Carolina farmers. It is a message he will continue to deliver in 2016.

Speaking at the 2015 fall convention of the North Carolina Agricultural Consultants Association in Raleigh Dec. 4, Everman said PPO-resistant palmer Amaranth has been confirmed in Tennessee and Arkansas. “I’m pretty confident we have it in Palmer here. And we’re most of the way down the road toward confirming it in ragweed here as well,” he said. Continue reading

Forestry Regional Specialist, Minnesota

Job Class: NR Forestry Regional Specialist, Insect & Disease

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 01/07/2016

Closing Date: 01/28/2016

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit: Forestry


Salary Range: $22.95 -$33.77 /hourly; $47920 -$70512/annually

Job Summary

This posting will be used to fill three positions at the following locations: Bemidji, Brainerd and Grand Rapids.

This position exists to manage the Forest Health Programs and the Urban and Community Forestry Programs within a region. Continue reading

The Boston Housing Authority Addresses Hoarding and Clutter Among Residents and Reduces Incidences of Pest Reports

Hoarding, poor sanitation, and excessive clutter are potential barriers to the success of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in affordable housing. These conditions create harborages and food sources for pests, not to mention the fire and tripping hazards, blocked egress, structural problems and possible evictions. Pest infestations are rarely confined to just one apartment in multifamily housing. An infestation in one unit can quickly become a building-wide issue. With help of researchers from Boston University and the University of Nebraska and funding from the Northeastern IPM Center, John Kane at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) set out to address the association of pest infestations and levels of clutter with an intervention program aimed at helping residents.  Continue reading

New trap helps raise money for Georgia Extension

In Southeast Farm Press

Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

A fundraising opportunity for one University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office has turned out to be an insect detection tool for pecan growers in Dougherty County, Ga.

Weevils can be problematic for pecan growers because of the damage they inflict on pecan kernels. Continue reading

Eastern Shore Ag Conference & Trade Show

Join Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Association of Potato and Vegetable Growers, and Industry to hear updates, research information, and innovative products for grain, oilseed, and vegetable crops important to Virginia’s Eastern Shore on January 26 and 27, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Announcements concerning conference updates, weather delays and/or closings, etc. will be made at: https://www.facebook.com/EasternShore.Soils.

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