Syngenta representative says that herbicides are not enough for weed control

In Southeast Farm Press

by John Hart, Southeast Farm Press

The clear takeaway message: Farmers can’t rely on herbicides alone to control tough weeds.

Farm journalists from across the country received a short course in managing resistant weeds during the Syngenta Media Summit held Oct. 28 at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C. Continue reading

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State seeks tenure-track Assistant Professor- Precision Pest Ecology

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University has extended the deadline for application to the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor- Precision Pest Ecology until Nov. 28 (https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/73753).

For this position, there is also a 40% extension component that will be required to overlap my 70% extension component in field crops. As a result, I have a vested interest in ensuring that this position is filled with an individual who will be collaborative and serve our extension stakeholders. Also, please note that while GIS skills are desirable for the research component (60%), there is no requirement that the individual possess this particular skill set. We encourage any qualified applicant to apply.

Insecta Fiesta provides ‘ant’eresting culinary experience for attendees

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Attendees of the recent Insecta Fiesta event at the Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio got the unique culinary experience of eating a three-course, fiesta-inspired gourmet meal made with insects or insect-based ingredients.

“Insects are commonly consumed in many countries of the world for their nutritional value and taste,” said Molly Keck, event coordinator and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Bexar County  “With a growing world population and the need to feed billions of people, entomophagy, or the eating of insects, is likely to become even more accepted and even necessary in the future.” Continue reading