Category Archives: Pest management

Genetic discovery another tool in battle against wheat pests

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection … Continue reading

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UGA mycologists partner with the CDC to tackle fungicide resistance

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia There are a limited number of compounds available to combat fungal infections in both plants and people. A team of University of Georgia researchers is helping to … Continue reading

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Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE) Working Group brings stakeholders together

Research, Extension and industry personnel have formed the Industrial and Commercial Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (IC SCOPE), to apply scientific methodology in order to quantify the impact of pest exclusion measures to improve Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices in … Continue reading

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Biological pesticides are included in integrated pest management systems

From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southeast Farm Press Biological pesticides can play a key role in a successful integrated pest management program and can be useful in increasing sustainability on the farm. Speaking at a symposium … Continue reading

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New tool predicts risk of plant disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg A newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the … Continue reading

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Scientists seek public assistance in tackling rose rosette disease

 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg by Kathleen Phillips, Texas A&M AgriLife Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., the national research team studying it is encouraged by the amount … Continue reading

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EPA and States’ Collective Efforts Lead to Regulatory Action on Dicamba

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Final Guidance Clarifying FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized guidance to provide information on FDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jurisdiction over the regulation of mosquito-related products, including those produced through the use of biotechnology. The final Guidance for … Continue reading

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City of New Orleans Pest Academy set for Oct. 10-12

City of New Orleans Pest Academy, October 10-12, 2017 From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg Join the City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board for a great learning experience at the City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans … Continue reading

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Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control

Research finds that intercropping improves weed and insect control From IPM in the South By Rosemary Hallberg In Southwest Farm Press Sometimes looking to the past for answers pays off. Lower input costs and better crop protection seem to be the … Continue reading

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