Category Archives: Agricultural IPM

Webinar: PAM: a bioeconomic decision-support tool for guiding the management of Palmer amaranth

From IPM in the Siuth by Rosemary Hallberg Herbicide resistance in Palmer amaranth (known as Palmer pigweed) is a serious issue in the Southern US and is spreading to several other states. Repeated use of a few herbicide mechanisms of … Continue reading

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Twitter discussion on Jan. 19 noon Central time on the science behind herbicide-resistant weeds

University of Illinois College of ACES The science behind herbicide-resistant weeds Are some weeds better at evolving resistance than others? What is the ag industry doing to manage resistance? What do you foresee as new developments/challenges regarding herbicide-resistant weeds? Ultimately, … Continue reading

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APHIS posts new weed risk assessments

APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) has posted Weed Risk Assessments (WRA)  for the following three weed species: Bunias erucago (Southern warty cabbage) Coleostephus myconis (Mediterranean marigold) Euphorbia falcata (sickle spurge) The purpose of a WRA is to evaluate the … Continue reading

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OSU releases Carrot Weevil Scouting video

A new video created by Elizabeth Long, Ohio State University Department of Entomology, about a significant pest of parsley in Ohio, the carrot weevil, has been released.  This video was funded by USDA NIFA and the Integrated Pest Management Program … Continue reading

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There’s no simple solution to weed control

Re-posted from IPM in the South “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said George Santayana in The Life of Reason. That quote seems fitting to apply to weed scientist Eric Prostko’s warning to growers about overusing … Continue reading

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Conservation effort spreads seeds of destruction across the Midwest

BY   DIANA YATES Weed scientists in at least two Midwestern states have been reporting for years that a conservation program meant to provide habitat for pollinating insects is sowing bad seeds – including seeds of the potentially devastating agricultural … Continue reading

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Blog: The Cornfield Death March on western corn rootworm beetle

A blog by Joseph Spencer, Insect Behaviorist, Illinois Natural History Survey  My students and I are standing at the edge of a 73-acre cornfield. Covered in mud and sweat, we are dreading the task ahead. We’ve already slogged through mud and … Continue reading

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Introducing University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist Justin McMechan

Justin McMechan started work August 16 as the new crop protection and cropping systems specialist for eastern Nebraska. As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, his primary office is at the Agricultural Research and … Continue reading

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Scientific advisory panel to meet on cancer potential of glyphosate

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Scientific Advisory Panel to Meet on Cancer Potential of Glyphosate (rescheduled meeting) The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) will meet Dec. … Continue reading

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EPA Registers Dicamba formulation for use on Dicamba tolerant crops

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: EPA Registers Dicamba Formulation for Use on Dicamba Tolerant Crops EPA is registering a dicamba formulation, Xtendimax™ with Vapor Grip™ Technology, which is specifically designed to … Continue reading

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