Category Archives: Insect Management

Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center announces new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases.

The Public Tick IPM Working Group funded by the North Central IPM Center has announced the release of their new national pest alert on Ticks and Tick-borne diseases. The pest alert contains information on the tick life cycle, spread of … 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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Updated human health risk analyses for chlorpyrifos

EPA Pesticide Program Updates  From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs www.epa.gov/pesticides In This Update: Updated Human Health Risk Analyses for Chlorpyrifos (Revised) EPA has revised the human health hazard assessment and drinking water exposure assessment for chlorpyrifos that supported our … Continue reading

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The National Forum on Climate and Pests videos released

The Northeastern Integrated Pest Management ( IPM) Center announces new videos available on its website and YouTube channel. The National Forum on Climate and Pests On Oct. 4–6, a group of the world’s experts presented and discussed the latest research … Continue reading

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Report provides options for organic soybean growers

Although soybeans are one of the most widely grown crops in the U.S., few soybean farmers are using organic practices. A new University of Illinois report details organic products and practices to combat pathogens and insect pests. New growers may … Continue reading

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Mosquitos and Ticks and Bed bugs, Oh My! Oct. 27 9 a.m. Eastern

Three scientists will present on the topic of insects that feed on humans—and in two of the three cases, carry serious diseases. The presentations on mosquitoes, ticks, and bed bugs will be given during a special session at the annual … Continue reading

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Winter pesticide storage advice shared

Cheryl Alberts – University of Nebraska Pesticide Safety Education Program Project Coordinator What, if anything, should be done with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides left over from the summer growing season? If pesticides freeze, will they still be good next year? … Continue reading

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EPA issues Sulfoxaflor registration for some uses

Following the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the registration of sulfoxaflor, EPA has reevaluated the data supporting the use of sulfoxaflor and is approving a registration that meets all requirements of the court. Sulfoxaflor will … Continue reading

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Biology and Management of House Flies webinar Oct. 26

Getting the Best of Pests Webinar Series Next Webinar – Oct. 26, 2016 Biology and Management of House Flies, Dr. Jerry Hogsette, USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL Biology and Management of Small Flies in Kitchens, … Continue reading

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