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UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program benefits students, farms

by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky

An equestrian for the past 15 years, University of Kentucky junior Anna Intartaglio loves everything about horses. It’s no surprise she jumped at the chance to spend her summer conducting research that’s meaningful to the industry. As an intern in the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, she has gained a deeper understanding of the industry she loves so much.

“This summer internship has been really fascinating,” said Intartaglio, a native of Greentown, Pennsylvania. “I’ve been learning so much about pastures, horse nutrition, pasture management and farm management.” Continue reading

Weeds: Nature’s Graffiti – How IPM Can Fix That

Weeds of concern and their control varies widely by state. The attitudes of school districts toward weeds also differ depending on whether the weeds are in the recess yard or athletic field. How do school facility managers or contracted turf management firms contend with weeds?

Learn how to observe your school grounds with an eye toward identifying weeds and their locations. This webinar, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, will provide you with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) based control tactics for common weeds. IPM is an approach that uses a hierarchy of practices, including exclusion, sanitation, biological, and mechanical methods, to reduce unnecessary pesticide exposure while providing sustainable pest control. Continue reading

University of Nebraska holds Plant Recognition webinars

A special seminar series on the topic of “Plant Recognition and Identification Technology” will be held later this month at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Three well-known speakers will talk about the latest in agricultural automation, computer vision for species recognition, and challenges and opportunities for robotic weeding. Part of the focus of these seminars is to build collaborative relationships in this rapidly advancing field of research.

Please plan on joining experts at Lincoln or online for one or all of the seminars. For information about the seminar series, visit http://bigideaseminars.unl.edu/home, which has all of the details.