Cornstarch – Now Helps Fight Mosquitoes? Mar 2, 2020

🕔Mar 2, 2020
Add yet another use for cornstarch—besides thickening soups and gravies, making adhesives, soothing skin and removing stains. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Peoria, Illinois, are now using the versatile […]

Researchers Rediscover Fast-Acting Insecticide Lost After WWII Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019
A new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores the chemistry as well as the complicated and alarming history of DFDT, a fast-acting insecticide. “We set out to study […]

Mosquito and Tick Repellants – What Works. What Doesn’t. May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019
May and June are prime months when outdoor blood feeders — like ticks and mosquitoes — are active in Nebraska. Not only are these pests annoying, but they have the […]

Texas Rice: 13 Tips to Start the Season – M.O. Way Feb 25, 2019

🕔Feb 25, 2019
Southeast Texas soils remain water-saturated and planting time is just around the corner. We need drying conditions asap! In the meantime, below is a list of 13 items to get you geared […]

Louisiana: Cold Weather Reduced Some Pests; Others Unaffected Jan 25, 2018

🕔Jan 25, 2018
Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures seen in Louisiana in mid-January, which is good news for farmers who are preparing for the upcoming growing season. The […]

LSU AgCenter Scientist Monitors Mosquito Insecticide Resistance Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
An LSU AgCenter entomologist is working with mosquito control employees in Louisiana to help them learn how to evaluate insecticide resistance in their regions. While many programs in the state […]

Texas Rice: Harvey + Mosquito Spraying + Flood Waters Question Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017
Well, Harvey is over but the damages and after effects will last for many years. The Beaumont Center received over 50 inches of rain in less than a week. About […]

Florida: Mosquito Control – Start With Your Farm Pond Jul 5, 2017

🕔Jul 5, 2017
The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also minimized, if not […]

Mosquitoes: Mowing Dry Detention Basins Makes Problems Worse Jul 22, 2015

🕔Jul 22, 2015
A study of the West Nile virus risk associated with “dry” water-detention basins in Central Illinois took an unexpected turn when land managers started mowing the basins. The mowing of […]

Arkansas: More Rain, More Delays. Oh, And There’s ‘Skeeters. Apr 14, 2015

🕔Apr 14, 2015
Monday’s rain has been a boon for dry hay meadows in northwest Arkansas, but will keep row crop growers out of the field again, county extension agents for the University […]

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