Webinar on Phragmites scale – Thursday April 27

In fall 2016, the scale Nipponaclerda biwakoensis (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Aclerdidae) was discovered attacking Phragmites (roseau cane) in Plaquemines Parish. The native range of this scale includes China and Japan. The objectives of the webinar will be to describe the problem, present current knowledge on the biology and ecology of the scale, and propose short and long term management options.

Presenters: Drs. Jim Cronin, Blake Wilson and Rodrigo Diaz

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ARDP and EIP Webinars – DATE has CHANGED!

Please note that the date, time, and Adobe Connect link for the CPPM-ARDP webinar has changed. See below.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is hosting two webinars for interested applicants concerning the fiscal year 2017 Request for Applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. More information on this funding opportunity is on NIFA’s website – https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management. Please note that language in the Request for Applications was added for ARDP, page 30, “Response to Previous Review”. We plan to record the webinars for those that are unable to make this date.

Both webinars will be held on April 13, 2017. Continue reading

Webinar: High Tunnel Systems

What will you learn?

Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management, and pest management. Learn more…

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Webinars – Crop Protection and Pest Management Program

NIFA is hosting two webinars for interested applicants concerning the fiscal year 2017 Request for Applications for the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program. More information on this funding opportunity is on NIFA’s website – https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/crop-protection-and-pest-management. We plan to record the webinars for those that are unable to make these dates. Continue reading

Webinar series on bed bugs through March 2

The Midwest Pesticide Action Center is sponsoring a series of expert webinars on bed bugs in Chicago. Although the series focuses on Chicago residents and laws, the subjects of the webinars is applicable to areas outside of Chicago.

The series will discuss practical steps for preventing and treating bed bug infestations Each free, 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 30 minute “Ask the Expert” Q&A. Register at http://bit.ly/MPACwebinars . Continue reading

All Bugs Good and Bad webinar series begins Friday

The 2017 webinar series All Bugs Good and Bad starts this Friday. Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.   We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, vegetable pests, and house dwellers as well as arachnids too.  Not all insects are bad, though, come and meet some of our native pollinators!   Continue reading

Experts to present webinar series on crop pollination

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to support bees and the crop pollination they provide? Experts in crop pollination working under the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will present on these topics and will report on their recent research in this project as part of a webinar series titled: Ensuring crop pollination in US specialty crops. The webinar series will examine the role of wild bees, honey bees and other managed bees in supporting crop pollination and yield in almond, blueberry, tree fruit, pumpkin, and watermelon.  Continue reading