Category Archives: Disease Management

Rap video for Zika education released

The video at the link below, was produced by Andy Lima. Lima is a University of Florida  “Certified Mosquito Identification Specialist” and received his MS in Entomology from UF.  He is a self-described “eco rapper” and provides this video for … Continue reading

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Cleaning pesticide application equipment

Clyde Ogg – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Pesticide Safety Extension Educator Cleaning pesticide spray equipment between crops or after use for the year means exercising precautions. These precautions include using more personal protective equipment (PPE) than when spraying, and possibly … Continue reading

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Rollins Emerson was early dry bean researcher in Nebraska

Bob Harveson – University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist & Carlos Urrea – University of Nebraska – Lincoln Dry Bean Breeder The world renowned geneticist, Rollins Emerson, should be recognized as the catalyst for beginning the dry bean … Continue reading

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Pulse Crop Working Group develops pea disease cards

The Pulse Crop Working Group has announced new pea disease cards are available on- line. Physical cards are also available for a fee. Those sets are made of a synthetic material that is resistant to water, folds, tearing and glare. To order … Continue reading

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Green infrastructure practices for stormwater management and mosquito control shared

This is the first of a series… By Laurie Vial  Led by Brian Allan, University of Illinois Andrew Mackay, project leader The “mosquito” working group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) was awarded a 2014 grant for … Continue reading

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Thousand Cankers Disease Survey Guidelines for 2016 are now available

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Plant Protection and Quarantine have published online the Thousand Cankers Disease Survey Guidelines for 2016. The guidelines provide standardized techniques for surveys of TCD. To view the guidelines click here. Thousand cankers … Continue reading

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Wheat leaf rust confirmed in Nebraska

 Stephen Wegulo – Extension Plant Pathologist and Jennifer Rees – Extension Educator On March 30, leaf rust was found in several wheat fields in Nuckolls County in south central Nebraska. Severity was trace (Figure 1), but the rust was found … Continue reading

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Webinar: Goss’s Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight of Corn

April 2016 By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Ph.D. Associate Professor Plant Pathologist University of Nebraska–Lincoln Email: tjackson3@unl.edu webinar link Open access until June 30, 2016 Summary: This presentation will familiarize consultants and producers with the corn disease, Goss’s bacterial wilt and blight. … Continue reading

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Entomology presentations sought by NEHA

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has put out a solicitation for Entomology presentations regarding vectors and vector control, as well as other related topics. They are pulling together a two-day online virtual conference for April. Registration is no charge! … Continue reading

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Concerns over Chagas disease and kissing bugs in Ohio are unwarranted

Recent media reports have increased concern and awareness of the general public in Ohio about the risk of contracting Chagas disease, which is an insect-borne disease transmitted by blood-feeding reduviid bugs (Order Hemiptera, Family Reduviidae, Subfamily Triatominae), also known as … Continue reading

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