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California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they’ve identified the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an insect that feeds on citrus and transmits

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Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic bait for use with invasive feral swine.  First, on November 6, 2017, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS)

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Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

👤By Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining

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Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene

Western Corn Rootworm: Scientists Move Closer to I.D. Resistant Gene

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Midwest farmers know all too well that Western corn rootworm populations have stopped responding to insecticides and the genetically modified corn hybrids designed to resist insect attacks. But, University of Illinois researchers have uncovered the genetic basis of the western

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Flint on Crops: We Often Ignore Important Things – Commentary

Flint on Crops: We Often Ignore Important Things – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Through the years since I started working with farmers in the mid 1970’s there has been a growing awareness of how many producers choose to bypass or intentionally ignore some of the most basic things that could increase their yields

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South Carolina Cotton: Annual Boll Weevil Meeting, Florence, Dec. 12

South Carolina Cotton: Annual Boll Weevil Meeting, Florence, Dec. 12

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Cotton farmers from across South Carolina will gather Dec. 12 for updates in the battle against their arch enemy. The South Carolina Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation will hold its annual cotton growers meeting at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Clemson

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Alabama: Upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes in Jan., Feb.

Alabama: Upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Training Classes in Jan., Feb.

👤By Ann Chambliss, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching several private pesticide applicator training classes. These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will

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Georgia Small Grains: Managing Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

Georgia Small Grains: Managing Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Dec 1, 2017

Above is a wide blade Triticale 342 planted for grazing. It resembles that of oats. They are looking good this week despite no rain. As I was looking at this field for weed control issues, I noticed a few bird cherry-oat

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Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year?

Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year?

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Nov 29, 2017

It is no secret that weeds have been the problem of note that local producers have been focusing control efforts upon during recent growing seasons, particularly in cotton.  That made it all the more perplexing for producers when the bollworm and

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What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

What’s the Real Deal with Soybean Cyst Nematodes and Cover Crops?

👤By Chelsea Harbach, Iowa State University 🕔Nov 29, 2017

The number of acres planted to cover crops annually has been steadily increasing in recent years throughout the United States. Meanwhile, the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to sit atop of the U.S. list of yield-suppressing pathogens. It’s no coincidence,

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