Tribal College Research Area of Expertise (TCRAE)

The Tribal College Research Area of Expertise (TCRAE) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions in building research capacity through competitive funding of applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems consistent with the 1994 Research Grants (Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994) (Public Law 103–382; 7 U.S.C. 301 note). Continue reading

EPA to Host July 26 Technical Webinar for Registrants of Pet Spot-on Products on Using New Standardized Templates for Enhanced Incident Reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency will host a technical webinar on July 26 to provide an opportunity for registrants to ask questions on how to use the new standard templates that can be used by registrants of pet spot-on products to submit enhanced incident reports and sales data. This is a follow up to its May 2018 webinar that marked the conclusion of the Pet Spot-on Enhanced Reporting Pilot and presented the finalized, standard templates.

Registrants are invited to submit template-related technical questions prior to the webinar to facilitate efficient use of time. Please submit questions to Dr. Julie Breeden-Alemi at Breeden-Alemi.Julie@epa.gov. Continue reading

Natural enemy suppresses kudzu bug population

By Julie Jernigan, University of Georgia

A tiny wasp — known as “Paratelenomus saccharalis” — is cutting down kudzu bug populations and Georgia soybean farmers’ need to treat for the pest, according to Michael Toews, a University of Georgia entomologist based on the UGA Tifton campus.

The wasp, an egg parasitoid and natural enemy of the kudzu bug, is saving soybean farmers time and money. Continue reading

Vegetable growers learn about diseases at Clemson field day

by Denise Attaway, Clemson University

South Carolina vegetable growers learned the latest in disease, insect and watermelon research, and weed management during this year’s Coastal Research and Education Center/United States Department of Agriculture Field Day. Continue reading