Category Archives: Insect Management

Doctoral student leads research on how parasitoids use scents to locate hosts

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Research by a doctoral student at Auburn University into how certain insect parasitoids “sniff out” their prey will help farmers better utilize them to control insect pests. Tolulope Morawo, a Ph.D. student … Continue reading

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Workshop to help identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems announced

On June 29, the Midwest Pesticide Action Center and Stop Pests for Housing will host a Protect Against Pests workshop to help you identify, monitor, and control bed bug infestations and other pest problems. This workshop caters to managers of … Continue reading

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Brown marmorated stink bug clinic for tree fruit growers, consultants and scouts in Michigan announced

Registration is now open for the June 22 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Clinic to learn all about managing this important new pest in Michigan peach and apple orchards. http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/brown_marmorated_stink_bug_clinic_for_tree_fruit_growers  

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PROTECT AGAINST PESTS: ILLINOIS 2017 and IPM program on bedbugs

JUNE 29, 2017 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL Featured Speaker: Dr. Dini MillerRegistration fee: $15 (Lunch & refreshments provided) To register, go to ilpestworkshop.bpt.me WHO SHOULD ATTEND –MANAGERS … Continue reading

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2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Ticks

Friday, May 5 at 1:00 pm CDT Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/332261879 In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Mather, Professor, University of Rhode Island, (aka “the tick guy”) will talk about an important arachnid, ticks. Ticks that you do and don’t see as well … Continue reading

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EPA to host webinar on bed bug management

A new EPA hosted webinar on bed bug management is to be provided. Please see the details and registration site as below.  Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1 PM CDT – 2:30 PM CDT [2 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern]  “In … Continue reading

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Team nebulizes aphids to knock down gene expression

By Diana Yates, University of Illinois Researchers are nebulizing soybean aphids with RNA, which, when incorporated into the body, can hinder the expression of specific genes. The new method of delivering “interfering RNA” in a mist will likely speed the … Continue reading

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Spotted wing drosophila survey participation needed

Your help is needed to combat spotted wing drosophila! If you grow berries or cherries, please complete this 25-30 minute survey: https://survey.ncsu.edu/swd/. This survey is important. We will use the information collected to: Use grant money wisely and focus the efforts of our USDA NIFA funded national … Continue reading

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Help fight SWD by answering survey online

From IPM in the South by Rosemary Hallberg in Growing Produce by David Eddy Leaders of a nationwide project, Sustainable Spotted Wing Drosophila Management for U.S. Fruit Crops, are asking growers to complete an online survey about the pest. An … Continue reading

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Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes

Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published in Nature … Continue reading

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