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Webinar: Cover Crop Management for the Southeast

This webinar on cover crop management is presented by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – Science and Technology, National Technology Support Centers

When: Feb 14, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern Continue reading

Biotechnology Regulation Framework and Modernization Strategy Available

The White House has posted a blog unveiling the final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology as well as information on the National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products. View the blog announcing these documents.

The White House released the national strategy and draft update of the coordinated framework in September 2016 as part of the Administration’s continuing effort to modernize the federal regulatory system for biotechnology products as well as to clarify various roles of the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration and Department of Agriculture in evaluating new biotechnologies. Continue reading

Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology

This is a position announcement from the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

Position: Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology. The Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks an Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in the area of row crop and forage entomology. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, with an appointment of 70% extension and 30% research, and located on the MU campus in Columbia, MO. Continue reading

The truth about cockroaches

The following is a light-hearted post for the beginning of the year. The post is adapted from a feature in PCT Online called “Cockroaches, Fact or Fiction?” I have rewritten the story to list just the facts and some of my interpretations. – RH Continue reading

Rabies and treatment: a personal story

The following story was shared by Mike Merchant, in his blog, Insects in the City. Although the ten pieces of advice near the end are geared for pest management professionals, some of them may be useful to anyone in the general public or who is a profession that requires handling mammals.

Last August I was out for an early morning run when a stray dog rushed me from an alleyway and knocked me down.  In light of other dog attacks in Dallas last summer, at least one of which was fatal, I feared the worst as the dog clamped onto my ankle.  But as soon as I recovered my wits enough to defend myself, the dog was off.  The whole incident probably took no more than five seconds. Continue reading