USDA Announces $4 Million Available to Develop Innovative Pest Management Solutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $4 million to support research and extension efforts to mitigate pest issues and increase crop protection practices for the agricultural community. This funding is made through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Program, administered by NIFA. Funding can be used to support projects that will address pest management efforts for both conventional and organic production systems. Funded projects may also develop reduced-risk methods for pest-free homes, schools, parks and recreational areas. Continue reading

Tree disease identification, management program slated for June 17 in San Antonio

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A Tree Disease Identification and Management program June 17 in San Antonio will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others, coordinators said.

The program will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park, 8400 N.W. Military Drive. Continue reading