Regional Science Coordinator – American Chestnut Foundation

The Southern Regional Science Coordinator (SRSC) supports the science-related activities of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) chapters in GA, NC, SC, AL and TN. The coordinator cooperates with the other regional science coordinators and the TACF Director of Science. The SRCS supports and advises chapter breeding programs following accepted breeding-program protocol, including such activities as pollination, harvest and seed collection, seed storage and distribution, planting site selection, planning plantings, directing the planting and maintenance of chestnut trees, inoculating and selecting trees, and record keeping. In addition, the SRSC provides support to chapter programs by facilitating education and outreach opportunities, participating in chapter meetings, and acting as a link between the chapters and the national office of TACF.

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New video on “Reducing Disinfectants in the Workplace”

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has released a new video called “Reducing Disinfectants in the Workplace.” The video is about 22 minutes long but can be downloaded for training and even burned onto a DVD. The link for the video is: Continue reading

Backyard poultry biosecurity webinar set for Aug. 11

As we move into cooler temperatures this fall, backyard flock owners will step up biosecurity and best management practices to protect their flocks.

“Cooler temperatures mean a renewed concern for lots of poultry diseases, especially avian influenza,” said Fred Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Tarrant County. “Plus, we change management from minimizing heat stress to bird comfort when we have high daytime temperatures and cooler nights.” Continue reading

Tennessee field day on no-till reports research results

The 29th Milan No-Till Field Day tour, sponsored by the University of Tennessee, summarizes outcomes from a year of research in a report available on the web. You can find the report here. Below is the table of contents from the report: Continue reading