Please join us for the first annual Tick Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy! Tick species and tickborne diseases of medical importance are increasing in number and geographic distribution and generating enormous societal costs in lost productivity and treatment expense. At the Academy, participants will learn valuable skills from world-class experts to improve performance and outcomes… Read more »
Month: August 2019
Research published in the journal Nature Communications found that the death of plant tissue and slow-down in growth resulting from the herbicide glyphosate depends upon the time that the herbicide is applied and also the biological clock, or circadian rhythm, of the plant. Dr. Antony Dodd, senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences and… Read more »
AgriLife Extension is seeking subjects 18 years old and older with a recent experience of insect pests in the home to participate in an online survey relating to integrated pest management. “The purpose of the survey is to get more complete information on pest management practices and how these affect consumer behavior regarding home pest control,”… Read more »
A federal research program that provides safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop producers will be moving from Rutger’s Agricultural Research Station in New Jersey to North Carolina State University. Read more on Fruit Grower News.
A study published by the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service suggests that the loss of North American forests to invasive pests has a major effect on carbon dynamics. “The key impact of the tree-killing alien insects and diseases is that they are greatly increasing the rate at which trees die on average,”… Read more »
This edition contains discussion of how IPM is used to manage pests in Yellowstone National Park, a Q&A with new Center Director Amer Fayad, a guide to a new approach for IPM strategic planning and new publications by the other Regional IPM Centers. The newsletter also includes meeting listings, job postings, upcoming trainings and funding… Read more »