Entomologist position with US Forest Service

This is a notice about an entomologist position with the US Forest Service, State and Private Forestry located at the St. Paul Field Office.  The position will be advertised soon on USAJOBS.  The vacancy announcement will be a Pathways Recent Graduate (to be eligible for this position, candidates must have graduated within the last 2 years).  The following link provides more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program (especially see the bullet titled “recent graduate program”).

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads Continue reading

Don’t plant cotton in same place if you had target spot

In Delta Farm Press

Odds are that if you observed symptoms of target spot or Corynespora cassiicola in your cotton this year you’re probably going to see it again if you plant cotton in that field next year.

That’s the advice Heather Kelly, an assistant professor in field crops plant pathology at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, gave farmers attending the 2016 Cotton Tour at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson. Continue reading

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Regulated Area Expands to include all of Delaware

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding all of Delaware to the list of regulated areas for the emerald ash borer (EAB). APHIS is taking this action at Delaware’s request in response to the detection of EAB in the state.

To prevent the spread of EAB to other states, the attached Federal Order outlines specific conditions for the interstate movement of EAB-regulated articles from the quarantined area in Delaware. Specifically, the interstate movement of EAB-host wood and wood products from Delaware is regulated, including firewood of all hardwood species, nursery stock, green lumber, waste, compost, and chips of ash species. Continue reading

Posting for Molecular Insect Systematist

The USDA-ARS-PWA Pollinating Insect–– Biol., Mgmt. Syst.–– Research Unit  is hiring a Molecular Insect Systematist as a Research Entomologist.  This is a permanent GS12 position, requiring US Citizenship.  The job (announcement # ARS-D16W-0511) is currently posted on USAJOBS.GOV and will close Sept. 30, 2016.
For more information, contact:
Dr. Diana L. Cox-Foster
Research Leader
USDA-ARS-PWA Pollinating Insect–– Biol., Mgmt. Syst.–– Research Unit
Utah State University, Dept. Biology, UMC5310
Logan UT 84322
Phone Number: (435)797-0530
Cell Phone: (435)757-7131