It’s not a disease (or is it?): managing tree and forest health in palms, pines, and more

This webinar will cover new and emerging diseases in tree species ranging from palms to pines. The webinar will also discuss some issues that appear as diseases, but are caused by abiotic or human factors (including pesticide damage). Sponsored by the Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Date and Time: February 21, 2018 at 1 PM ET

Speaker: Carrie Harmon, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network

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Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village

Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village: IPM for a Healthier Home and Community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, Followed by a live Q&A session 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Reuse, Water Scarcity, and Drought Grants Progress Review Meeting & Webinar

Meeting Information

EPA is hosting a two-day conference and webinar highlighting research from the Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices and National Priorities: Systems-Based Strategies to Improve the Nation’s Ability to Plan and Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change Request for Applications (RFA). Register today to participate in person or via webinar!

Under the Human and Ecological Health Impacts Associated with Water Reuse and Conservation Practices RFA, EPA awarded grants to five institutions for research that measures the health and ecological impacts of water conservation practices such as potable reuse and agricultural water reuse. Continue reading

2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Don’t Let Bed Bugs Hamper Your Vacation Plans

Holiday travel plans often involve nights spent away from home.  Learn practical tips for identifying signs of bed bugs before they hitch hike home with you. 

Date and Time: Friday, December 1 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST

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Webinar: Tools for Eliminating Mice in Multifamily Housing

All too often, mouse infestations in multifamily housing complexes persist for many years with histories of sporadic outbreaks followed by temporary quick fixes using glue boards, snap traps and baiting efforts. Unfortunately, these “traditional” efforts tend to merely address a monthly complaint list given to a hired exterminator. Rarely will such efforts address the harder-to-reach breeding sources of the building’s and the apartment’s population of mice. As a result, the surviving population members replace the individual mice harvested out from the complaint-driven pest control service. A more comprehensive program is needed, especially because mice in apartment buildings are important health pests carrying diseases and triggering asthma attacks.  Continue reading

Webinar: Estimating Pesticide Risk to Improve Product Selection and IPM Program Evaluation

Pesticides are invaluable tools for food and fiber production, and undergo careful evaluation prior to registration and commercial availability. Post-registration risks remain, and can be managed through informed product selection, and use-specific mitigation measures. The Pesticide Risk Tool (PRT) is an innovative, science-based online software designed to help inform pesticide decision making. PRT can also be used to assess IPM program performance, comparing risk reduction over time, across program participants, and participants vs. non-participants. PRT addresses a wide range of concerns including risks to workers, consumers, birds, earthworms, small mammals, aquatic environments and pollinators; mechanics for estimating risks to each concern are described in peer-reviewed white papers available at https://pesticiderisk.org/about/materials. PRT is currently used in multiple certification and supply chain programs. This free webinar will introduce PRT including examples of how PRT is used by pesticide users and program managers to minimize risks. Certified Crop Advisors can earn 1 CEU (0.5 Integrated Pest Management, 0.5 Professional Development) just for watching. Continue reading

Hardwood forest management for health and productivity

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Title: Hardwood forest management for health and productivity

What will you learn?
 This webinar will cover ecology and management in hardwood stands of the southeastern U.S., with a focus on timber management. learn more here…  Continue reading