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University of Arkansas sponsors feral hog workshop May 9

The following is excerpted from a story in Delta Farm Press.

Arkansas farmers are resorting to combat analogies when describing damage done by rooting and wallowing feral hogs. “We’ve had feral hogs in Arkansas for more than a 100 years,” said Becky McPeake, professor and Extension wildlife specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Feral hogs generally kept to the southern bottomlands, but today, feral hogs are found in every county of the state.”

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Cotton growers are finding resistance in thrips

From Southeast Farm Press

Cotton producers in Alabama – like those in the MidSouth and in other parts of the Southeast – found pockets of thrips resistance with their at-plant treatments in 2014.

“We’re definitely in the middle of some changes with thrips resistance,” says Ron Smith, Auburn University Extension entomologist. “Some of these changes are part of a trend, and some of them might be different this year with weather conditions and other factors.”

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Auburn research finds kudzu bugs affected by persistent cold

By James Langcuster, Auburn University Communications

If Old Man Winter deserves credit this year for reducing kudzu bugs, it is not so much due to his bite as to his persistence.

For the past few years, Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension entomologist and Auburn University professor of entomology, and a team of researchers have been monitoring overwintering kudzu bug populations.

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Kudzu bug has potential to change everything in soybean insect management

From Southeast Farm Press

If you’ve been growing soybeans the same old way year after year, things might be about to change.

“The kudzu bug — in my opinion — has the potential to change everything we’ve ever had to do in managing soybean insects,” says Auburn University Extension entomologist Tim Reed.

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Webinar series available on urban IPM

The 2013 Don’t Bug Me webinar series from eXtension has come to a close. Recordings can be viewed by visiting the  Don’t Bug Me 2013 Webinar Series.

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Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Slated for January

Producers should make plans now to attend the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow. The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be Friday, Feb. 7 at the Ham Wilson Arena and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Marriott Opelika Hotel and Conference Center in Opelika, Ala. Organized by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Association, this conference is the premier educational conference for the state’s fruit and vegetable growers.

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Session will update Alabama growers on weed resistance issues, new technology

From Southeast Farm Press

By Jim Langcuster, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Alabama growers will be given an update on dealing with two increasingly noxious weeds during a day-long session scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Calhoun Community College’s Aerospace Building, located north of Decatur.

The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

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