Crapemyrtle pest to be targeted by $3.3 million grant to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife

The most popular flowering shrub in the U.S. has a new ally in a fight against a new, devastating exotic pest.

A $3.3 million grant will fund the study “Systematic Strategies to Manage Crapemyrtle Bark Scale” to be led by Dr. Mengmeng Gu, associate professor and ornamental horticulturist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, College Station. Continue reading

Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Connecticut

POSITION: Extension Vegetable Specialist – Non-tenure track Extension educator (Assistant or Associate rank) within the Dept of Extension, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut. http://www.extension.uconn.edu/

POSITION LOCATION: Tolland County Extension Center, Vernon, CT Continue reading