Trainings for School IPM Coordinators in Texas

Even if you don’t need to meet requirements for school IPM training, if you’re anywhere near these areas in Texas, I encourage you to go to one of these workshops. You will get some very good information that will help you with your school IPM implementation wherever you are. Continue reading

Texas workshop focuses on pest control and water quality

by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife

A five-hour continuing education event will be offered Dec. 8 at the Jackson County Services Building auditorium, 411 N. Wells, Edna.

The event, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., is hosted by the Field Crops and Beef committees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Jackson County office, according to Michael Hiller, AgriLife Extension agent. Continue reading

Plant pest, disease detection program slated for Feb. 6 in Austin

The Travis County Master Gardeners will present a program for detecting insects and diseases that may harm gardens and landscapes.

“The idea behind this program is to help gardeners improve their observation skills toward detecting invasive pests and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette,” said Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for Travis County. Continue reading

Southern Nursery IPM Working Group receives award for innovations

An app and an e-book that have saved nursery growers over $2 million since their release earned a regional working group a Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea award. They received the award at the Southern Nursery Association trade show and research conference July 23 in Atlanta.

The Southern IPM Center’s Friends of Southern IPM Award recognizes professionals for outstanding work in IPM. There are six categories, including Bright Idea, plus two awards for graduate students. The Bright Idea award is given to an individual or group who has introduced an idea or product that has improved or has the potential for improving pest management in the field. Southern IPM Center Associate Director Henry Fadamiro from Auburn University presented the award at the Southern Nursery Association awards luncheon on July 23.

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IPM workshop at Clemson University

Join Richland County Conservation Department  for a workshop on Integrated Pest Management on Thursday, September 13, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm (lunch provided) at Tri-County Electric, 6473 Old State Road, St. Matthews.  Experts from Clemson University, Clemson Extension, and USDA-NRCS will discuss agricultural pest management (weeds, insects, and diseases) for conventional, organic, and transitioning-to-organic producers. Speakers will include Clemson’s Integrated Pest Management Program Coordinator Dr. Geoff Zehnder, Extension Agents Morgan Judy and Dr. Powell Smith, Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Anthony Keinath, and NRCS Outreach Coordinator Elyse Benson.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the Richland, Calhoun, and Orangeburg Conservation Districts through the Organic Richland program.

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Workshop targets pest management – Feb. 2

Mississippi State University Extension Service agriculture experts will address integrated pest management topics at a Feb. 2 workshop in Raymond, Miss.

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