Upcoming eOrganic Webinars

Some of these webinars concern topics other than pest management.

Join eOrganic for many new webinars as well as next week’s live broadcast from the Organic Seed Growers Conference. We’ve made some exciting additions to our program, such as a presentation by bakers on using local organic grains, updates on a pastured poultry research project from Michael Lilburn at Ohio State, and a webinar on cultivating resilience on organic farms by Laura Lengnick. We’re also hosting two webinars on food safety practices on organic farms by Chris Blanchard of Purple Pitchfork and Erin Silva of the University of Wisconsin. Continue reading

EPA Posts List of Pesticides Registered to Combat Varroa Mites in Bee Hives

This announcement is particularly for beekeepers.

The Environmental Protection Agency has posted a list of pesticides registered for use against Varroa mites to help beekeepers identify products that can help fight this invasive species of bee pest. As part of EPA’s role in the National Pollinator Health Strategy, the Agency has expedited its review of registration applications for new products targeting pests harmful to pollinators. Continue reading

Forest Ecologist opening in Russellville, AR

This vacancy announcement for the U.S. Forest Service is for a Forest Ecologist, GS-408-12 on the Ozark-St. Francis NF, Supervisors Office Russellville, AR.  The announcement number is 16-0810-215005DP-AW; opening on 1/28/2016; closing 2/04/2016.  You may also click on the following link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/427751300 .  This vacancy announcement is open to external applicants. 

New soybean disease in Midsouth named taproot decline

In Delta Farm Press

A report from the 2016 Tri-State Soybean meeting

The Mid-South’s soybean “mystery malady” now has a name — taproot decline. Unfortunately, as those at the 2016 Tri-State Soybean Meeting heard, there remain many questions about treatment.

“When I started in 2007, I received numerous calls from consultants about a root-associated soybean disease that appeared different than the other root diseases in the Mid-South,” said Tom Allen, Mississippi State University plant pathologist. “Looking back, and based on some of the more prominent symptoms associated with this root disease, I think the disease was likely misdiagnosed as one of several other root-associated soybean diseases. Continue reading